CARE Training Program

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CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research




Registration for Autumn 2021 is now closed. Check back later in the semester for registration information for the CARE Training Program in Spring 2022.

Starting August 30, 2021

CEHV's CARE Training Program offers interactive, expert-led, multidisciplinary training in the responsible conduct of research for graduate and professional students, postdocs, and junior faculty who need to satisfy federal ethics guidelines or who have a general interest in research ethics.

Launched to great success in Spring Semester 2020, the program will be running again in Autumn 2021 Semester, with all sessions to be held virtually.  


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

Sessions will be held virtually from 1:15pm-2:15pm on the following Mondays: 

August 30
September 20
October 4
October 18
November 1
November 15
November 29
December 6

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 virtual CARE Panels scheduled for the Autumn 2021 semester. These will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm on September 20, October 4, November 15, and December 6.


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,