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IBMS 500 - Initial training in the responsible conduct of research (students only):

All laboratory-based biomedical PhD students are introduced to Responsible Conduct of Research in the mandatory IBMS 500 "On Being a Professional Scientist" course in the first year. This 1 credit, pass/no pass course involves presentations followed by faculty-led small groups. This course is not appropriate for post-docs.

IBMS 500 meets every Spring on Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm. The course begins with a 30-40 minute lecture and continues with faculty-led small group discussions. Both components are mandatory and attendnace is taken.

Macrina "Scientific Integrity" is the text for the class, complemented by journal articles and other cases as selected by the instructor and posted on Blackboard. Please purchase the book in advance (copies at bookstore); some programs may have purchased the book for student and faculty use; please check with your administrator. Readings are mandatory and form the basis for discussion.

Faculty Sign up to Facilitate Small Groups HERE!

NIH Training Grants now require that the names of faculty who facilitated RCR sessions be named in competitive renewals. A list of each year's participants is on the Graduate Education Resource page. Faculty often participate in several training grants, Pls can "use" their participation as needed (regardless of the Training Grant pulled down), but many faculty members are needed to make this class successful. Please consider signing up for 3-4 sessions!

If you experience any difficulty with the course sign up, please contact Course Director Tracy Wilson-Holden (tjw18@case.edu) or Malana Bey (mcb19@case.edu or 368-5655)


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