Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research

The Keck School of Medicine of USC will offer INTD 500: Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research. This one-week course satisfies the NIH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements. The course is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and staff who are conducting research. All PIBBS doctoral students are required to pass INTD 500 prior to advancing to candidacy. Masters students, postdoctoral fellows, and others auditing will receive a certificate of completion of the course.

The course will be offered on 5 consecutive days, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm during the week of June 6-10, 2022 (Session # 40681) and will be repeated during the week of August 1-5, 2022 (Session # 40691). Location will be in the Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100).

The Responsible Conduct of Research course includes lecture, video, and discussion topics focused on scientific integrity, safe research environments, misconduct and fraud in science, data acquisition, confidentiality and commitment, and management, collaborative research, responsible authorship, conflicts of interest, innovation advancement and patents, animal welfare, human subjects, mentor/mentee responsibilities and professionalism in scientific relationships. 

Dr. Carol Lin, Associate Professor of Translational Genomics, is the course director. Faculty members from the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Integrative Anatomical Sciences, Microbiology, Pathology, Population and Public Health Sciences, Physiology and Neuroscience, and others will serve as discussion leaders. 

This course does not require D-clearance to register on the Student Information System (SIS). Alternatively, to sign-up to audit the course (postdoctoral fellows, MS students, and junior faculty), send an email to Verrinia Amatulli. Please direct any questions about the content of the course to Dr. Carol Lin.