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NIH research ethics training

University of Wisconsin–Madison NIH RCR Training Policy

Trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars supported by some types of D, F, K, R, T, and U awards are required to minimum of eight hours of face-to-face training every four years.  The plan for meeting these requirements is included in the grant application.

The NIH recommends the topics below for comprehensive research ethics training.

  1. Conflict of Interest- Personal, Professional, and Financial
  2. Policies regarding human subjects;  live vertebrate animal subjects in research and safe laboratory practices
  3. Mentor/ Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships
  4. Collaborative Research including Collaborations with Industry
  5. Peer Review
  6. Data Acquisition and Laboratory Tools; Management, Sharing and Ownership
  7. Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct
  8. Responsible Authorship and Publication
  9. The Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society, Contemporary Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, and the Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research

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