CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research
Building on our Conversations About Research Ethics (CARE) panel discussions, CEHV offers a training program in the responsible conduct of research for faculty, graduate and professional students, and postdocs seeking to satisfy federal ethics guidelines. Complementary to compliance-focused trainings, the program encourages discussion of cutting-edge issues in an evolving field. Others professionally interested in research ethics may also register for the program.
Launched in Spring 2020, registration has now opened for the Spring 2023 Semester.
Distinctive Features of the CARE Training Program
The CARE Training Program is multidisciplinary, foundational, exploratory, and ethicist-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
- Ethicist-led – each session moderated by PhD trained ethicists from CEHV
CEHV's CARE Coordinators are Prof. Dana Howard and Prof. Pamela Salsberry.
About the CARE Training Program
The format of the program involves 8 discussion-based training sessions per semester, led and moderated by CARE Coordinator Prof. 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 and the ethics of animal research
- 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 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html or https://www.training.nih.gov/rcr_and_applying_for_nih_training_grants.
Successful completion of the CARE Training Program will require regular attendance and participation in discussion sessions.
Registration and Meeting Dates
CARE Training Program sessions will be held from 1:15pm—2:15pm on the following Mondays:
Spring 2023 Schedule
Session 1 - 1/30/23: The Ethics of Co-Authorship
Session 2 - 2/6/23: Minority Representation in Research
Session 3 - 2/13/23: Informed Consent in Research
Session 4 - 2/27/23: The Ethics of One Health Research
Session 5 - 3/6/23: Conflicts of Interest and Research: Is Disclosure Enough?
Session 6 - 3/27/23: The Ethics of Research with Pregnant People
Session 7 - 4/3/23: The Ethics of Data Sharing
Session 8 - 4/24/23: Ethical Relationships within Research Teams
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.
Participants are also encouraged to attend the four Live CARE Panels scheduled for the Spring 2023 semester. These will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on the following dates:
- CARE Panel - 2/27/23: The Ethics of One Health Research
- CARE Panel - 3/27/23: The Ethics of Research on Pregnant Person
- CARE Panel - 4/3/23: The Ethics of Data Sharing
- CARE Panel - 4/24/23: Ethical Relations within Research Teams
If you have questions about the CARE Training Program, please write to CEHV Director Piers Turner, email@example.com.