Division of Biology and Medicine Fall Training Sequence
The Division of Biology & Medicine, along with most of the agencies that sponsor biomedical research, require instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research. This training takes place at various intervals in a scientist's career. The NIH requires that this training includes "substantial face to face discussions". For more information about requirements from the NSF and NIH, please go to their sites that are linked here. The Division's primary training takes place in the Fall of each year and we offer subsequent refresher training throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.
The Fall RCR training sequence organized by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required for all entering PhD students in the Division of Biology and Medicine. Others, including postdoctoral researchers, masters students and junior faculty with career development grants are welcome to participate by making a request to Tracey_Cronin@brown.edu.
The Fall 2017 session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and will run for 7 weeks on Tuesdays from 4pm - 6pm. All classes will be held in MacMillan Hall, Room #115.
First year PhD students in BioMed are required to take this training and your registration is automatic. For all others, please register your intent to enroll by sending an e-mail to Tracey_Cronin@Brown.edu no later than September 5, 2017.
This training fulfills NIH required training in Responsible Conduct of Research.
Additional RCR Programming at Brown
RCR Refresher Training: The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers refresher training for postdoctoral researchers and fourth-year predoctoral students in the Division of Biology and Medicine that satisfies the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The course comprises three in-person sessions lasting 1.5h each and is offered twice per academic year, once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. To complete refresher training, trainees may attend all three sessions of a cycle OR participate in two sessions AND complete online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training.
For AY 2017-2018, RCR Refresher training will be offered:
Fall 2017: October 19th, November 16th and December 14th, with CITI certificates due in mid December.
Spring 2018: TBD; but expect 3 sessions will be offered. The location and dates will be posted soon.
Please register to indicate your preference.