Responsible Conduct of Research

September 16, 2024 to September 17, 2024

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course is designed to promote the practice of ethical science. The rapid growth of scientific knowledge, the increasing complexity and pace of research, and the influx of scientific trainees with diverse backgrounds has resulted in a need for continuing education regarding the highest standards of scientific conduct within medical settings. This course provides advanced training for investigators, trainees and research staff in federal regulations, institutional policies and procedures, and the norms and standards of research behavior. This course assists both new and experienced investigators as they strive to safeguard the integrity of the research process.

This course provides training consistent with the current policies of the National Institutes of Health (NOT-OD-22-055) regarding instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research. The topics included parallel those originally developed, revised, and approved by the Scientific Directors of the National Institutes of Health and the NIH Committee on Scientific Conduct and Ethics. The full course includes 8 hours of instruction delivered in an interactive workshop format consisting of one or two sessions. The workshop covers eight topic areas: 1) the protection of research participants; 2) the responsibilities of researchers in the collection, recording and management of data; 3) ethical publication practices; 4) building successful and ethical mentoring relationships; 5) the importance of the peer review process; 6) establishing research partnerships with industry and communities; 7) conflicts of interest; 8) research misconduct. The course is offered approximately every 12 months.

Target Audience

This course is required for trainees and investigators on NIH-funded grants every four years as per the policies of the NIH (NOT-OD-22-055).

 

Registration Rates

Nemours Children's Health Associates
Must register with Nemours email address.

Complimentary

Students
Proof of enrollment must be submitted to tinessa.callinan@nemours.org

$25

All other attendees

$75

Learning Objectives

The National Institute of Health describes the goals of RCR education and training as the following:

  • Develop, foster, and maintain a culture of integrity in science.
  • Discourage and prevent unethical conduct.
  • Empower researchers to hold themselves and others accountable to high ethical standards.
  • Increase knowledge of, and sensitivity to, ethical issues surrounding the conduct of research by researchers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Improve the ability to make responsible choices when faced with ethical dilemmas involving research.
  • Provide an appreciation for the range of accepted scientific practices for conducting research.
  • Inform scientists and research trainees about the regulations, policies, statutes, and guidelines that govern the conduct of U.S. Public Health Service-funded research and promote compliance with the same; and, promote a career-long positive attitude toward research ethics and the responsible conduct of research.

 

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact the course coordinator, Tinessa Callinan, at tinessa.callinan@nemours.org

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 MOC ABS – Surgery
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    The Nemours Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Nemours Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.00 Continuing Education
    This activity is designated for 8.00 continuing education credits.
Course opens: 
04/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
09/16/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/17/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$75.00

This course will be held virtually only via Microsoft Teams.

  • Part 1:
    Monday, September 16, 2024
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Part 2:
    Tuesday, September 17, 2024
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To obtain credit as completing this course as a requirement of the NIH, NIH trainees are required to attend the full 8 hours of this 2-day training live. The Nemours Children's Health Academic Career Development Center will verify the Microsoft Teams attendance report before awarding a NIH certificate.

To view the full bio of faculty, please click on their name.

Course Director(s)

Robert Akins, PhD, FAACPDM, FAHA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Moderator(s)

Robert Akins, PhD, FAACPDM, FAHA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Erin Riegel, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Robert Akins, PhD, FAACPDM, FAHA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Melissa Alderfer, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Melodie Gerry, BS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Joseph Mazar, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Abby Nerlinger, MD, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Tanvi Patel, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Marissa Price

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Suzanne Purfield

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Erin Riegel, MBA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sarah Wawrzynski, PhD, CCRN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Kristina Flathers, MLIS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Eric Hall, PhD, MBA, FAMIA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Catherine Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FAANP, FAAN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Matthew Heilman, JD, CHC, CHPC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Abby Nerlinger, MD, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Rachel Thornton, MD, PhD, FAAP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Below are the credit types available to you per your professional designation. Please check with your accreditation board to make sure they accept the available credit types. 

Available Credit

  • 8.00 MOC ABS – Surgery
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    The Nemours Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Nemours Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.00 Continuing Education
    This activity is designated for 8.00 continuing education credits.

Price

Cost:
$75.00
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Registration Rates

Nemours Children's Health Associates
Must register with Nemours email address.

Complimentary

Students
Proof of enrollment must be submitted to tinessa.callinan@nemours.org. 

$25

All other attendees

$75

 

Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be given for WRITTEN cancellations received before September 2, 2024. No refunds will be given after this date. Please email tinessa.callinan@nemours.org.

Required Hardware/software

This training will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please be sure to download the Microsoft Teams app before the day of the training.