Spring 2020 RCR Series 

This series is presented by the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. The course content and discussion topics are designed for faculty in the biomedical and clinical sciences and fulfill the NIH requirements for training in RCR. ​Faculty at Brown, URI, and the affiliated hospitals are eligible to enroll in this program. 


Faculty must complete a minimum of 8 hours of in-person required and elective modules to receive RCR certification.  Two required modules were offereing in the fall 2019 training series. Faculty who began the series in the fall and have yet to complete their 8 hours may continue with the Spring Series. Registrants may also apply up to 1 hour of in-person, external RCR training (i.e. a departmental workshop, class, or seminar relating to a topic covered in this series). 


All modules will be held at or near the Warren Alpert Medical School. Attendees will receive a calendar invite with the location once their registration is confirmed. 


All faculty from Brown, URI, and the affiliated hospital systems are eligible to enroll in the series. Priority will be given to participants of the Fall 2019 series. 

Spring 2020 RCR Series:

Running a Research Program
February 26, 2020 | 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Anthony Spirito, PhD and Greg Valdez, PhD
Two senior faculty will provide practical advice on strategies for building, growing, and leading your individual research programs and collaborations, with a focus on ensuring rigorous, reproducible, and ethical research.

POSTPONED: Mentorship (2 hrs)
April 1, 2020 | *3 - 5 p.m.
Ulrike Mende, MD and Diane Hoffman-Kim, PhD
*Note this session is 2 hrs. Our experienced faculty facilitators, certified through the National Research Mentoring Network, provide training and insight toward building effective mentor-mentee relationships.

Data Management, Ownership, and Record Keeping
May 27, 2020 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. 
Neil Sarkar, PhD and Andrew Creamer, MLIS
Learn about good data management practices from faculty, as well as emerging services and infrastructure at Brown University for supporting faculty with data management plans and archiving/sharing of data.

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