CARE Training Program

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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 Fall 2023 semester.  

Register now for Fall 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 or

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 hybrid with both a Zoom and in-person option. The sessions will be take place from 1:30pm—2:30pm on the following Mondays in Prior Hall Room 240: 

Fall 2023 Schedule

  • Session 1 - 9/11/23: Minority Representation in Research

  • Session 2 - 9/18/23: The Ethics of Data Sharing and of Public Data in Research 

  • Session 3 - 10/16/23: Informed Consent in Research 

  • Session 4 - 10/23/23: The Ethics of Challenge Trials

  • Session 5 - 10/30/23: Conflicts of Interest and Research: Is Disclosure Enough? 

  • Session 6 - 11/6/23: The Ethics of Paying Research Subjects

  • Session 7 - 11/27/23: The Ethics of Co-Authorship

  • Session 8 - 12/4/23: Research Misconduct and Mentoring Relationships

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 three Live CARE Panels scheduled for the Spring 2023 semester. These will take place from 12:00pm-1:15pm on the following dates:

  • CARE Panel - 9/18/23: The Ethics of Using Public Social Media Data for Research
  • CARE Panel - 10/23/23: The Ethics of Human Challenge Studies
  • CARE Panel - 11/27/23: The Ethics of Publishing, Co-Authorship, and LLMs

Register Now!


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