CARE Training Program

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CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research


About the CARE Training Program

Building on our Conversations About Research Ethics (CARE) panel discussions, CEHV offers a training program in the responsible conduct of research for graduate and professional students, postdocs, and junior faculty seeking to satisfy federal ethics guidelines. Others professionally interested in research ethics may also register for the program.

The format of the program involves 8 discussion-based training sessions per semester, led and moderated by CARE Coordinator Dr. Dana Howard, an ethicist with expertise in research ethics and integrity. Each session will utilize a “flipped classroom model” in which participants watch a video of a related CARE panel discussion and read a curated set of readings prior to engaging in substantive face-to-face discussions of case studies that highlight the distinctive ethical challenges facing researchers.

Topics to be covered in the sessions include:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Protection of human subjects
  • Mentorship relationships
  • Collaborative research
  • Authorship and publication
  • Data sharing and privacy
  • The researcher as a responsible member of society
  • Environmental and societal impacts of research

*For more information on federal RCR guidelines, see or

Successful completion of the CARE Training Program will require regular attendance and participation in discussion sessions.


Registration and Meeting Dates

During Spring semester 2020, the CARE Training Program will be held virtually from 1 to 2 pm on the following Tuesdays:

January 19
January 26
February 2
February 16
March 9
March 16
April 13
April 20
Participants are expected to attend all eight sessions; missing more than one session will result in an ‘incomplete’ that can be completed the following semester.

Please note that the CARE Training Program is capped at 40 participants, with a short waitlist. Participants will be drawn from a variety of disciplines and represent faculty, postdocs, graduate and professional students, and staff. Special consideration will be given to those currently working to meet grant-related ethics training requirements or actively developing research integrity-related programming at Ohio State. Applicants who cannot be accommodated are strongly encouraged to re-apply the following semester.


Key Distinctive Features of the CARE Training Program

The CARE Training Program is multidisciplinary, foundational, exploratory, and expert-led:

  • Multidisciplinary – convening researchers from across campus
  • Foundational – focusing on core values and principles, not just procedural ethics
  • Exploratory – inviting reflection and discussion on real-world cases
  • Expert-led – each session moderated by PhD trained ethicists from CEHV

CEHV's CARE Coordinators are Dr. Dana Howard and Prof. Pamela Salsberry. We are grateful to the Office of Research for their generous support.



If you have questions about the CARE Training Program, please write to CEHV Director Piers Turner,