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Workshops on Designing an Effective RCR Program

The goal of these workshops was to introduce the audience to topics and issues in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) that are most pertinent to postdocs, and present examples of successful programming models. Attendees were encouraged to consider models that could be adapted to their own institutions and would be attractive to their postdoc community.  Presentation slides from each workshop are available below. These workshops were supported by the NPA's Bring RCR Home project.


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2009 Workshop: Saturday, March 28, 2009


NPA Annual Meeting in Houston

Combining Responsible Conduct of Research Training with Professional Development

Moderator: Kathleen Flint, Project Manager, National Postdoctoral Association
Speakers: Marilyn Morris, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postgraduate Education, University at Buffalo State University of New York;
Ann Peiffer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; and
Hui Zhao, Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Association Executive Committee Member, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The responsible conduct of research (RCR) encompasses a range of important skills, extending beyond simple misconduct to the challenges presented by the ethical ‘grey areas' in everyday research practice. Postdocs are faced with many such challenges unique to their position in the research enterprise, from understanding their role in supervising students to negotiating ownership of projects when transitioning to independence to navigating a U.S. research culture that may be new for many international postdocs. Incorporating training in RCR with other professional development topics can be an effective way to convey the importance of RCR while also increasing its appeal. This workshop will offer strategies and resources for creating such programs and tailoring them for your postdocs. A panel of seed grant awardees from the NPA's Bring RCR Home project will present on their supported programs, providing adaptable examples and lessons learned. Learn about promising practices for engaging your postdocs in RCR!


Flint RCR Workshop Annual Meeting 2009

Morris RCR Presentation

Peiffer RCR Presentation

Zhao RCR Presentation


2008 Workshop: Saturday, April 26, 2008


NPA Annual Meeting in Boston

Creating a Dynamic Program on the Responsible Conduct of Research-I

Moderator: Kathleen Flint, Project Manager, National Postdoctoral Association
Speakers: Ruth Ellen Bulger, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences; and
Wendy Reed Williams, Director, Department of Research Education, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

From determining authorship on a postdoc’s first lab publication to taking ownership of data as the postdoc transitions to a faculty job, the responsible conduct of research is fundamental to a postdoc’s professional development and everyday research practice. Yet it can be challenging to design a training program on research integrity that is appealing to postdocs. This two-part workshop focuses on strategies and mechanisms for creating a dynamic training program for postdoctoral scholars on the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Learn how your institution can build a creative and engaging menu of RCR programs that will appeal to postdocs, while also imparting critical information and skills. Part I of the workshop begins with presentations on effective practices in RCR education and approaches for tailoring an RCR program to address the particular needs of postdocs and their career phase.


Bulger RCR Presentation

Williams RCR Presentation

Creating a Dynamic Program on the Responsible Conduct of Research-II

Moderator: Kathleen Flint, Project Manager, National Postdoctoral Association
Speakers: Thomas Gething, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Washington;
Edward Krug, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, College of Graduate Studies, Medical University of South Carolina;
Alison McGuigan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University and Co-Chair, Stanford University Postdoctoral Scholars Organization; and
Ayguen Sahin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Board Member, Mass General Postdoctoral Association

Part II of the workshop continues with a panel of Bring RCR Home 2007 seed grant awardees who will give an overview of their RCR programs and share lessons learned. Participants will also learn how to apply for NPA seed grants of $1000 to conduct RCR programs at their institutions and will be given favorable consideration in the 2008 seed grant competition.


Gething RCR Presentation

Krug RCR Presentation

McGuigan RCR Presentation

Sahin RCR Presentation


Additional Information:

Bring RCR Home Seed Grant Project Descriptions

NPA’s RCR Toolkit

Bring RCR Home Project

 

2007 Workshop: Saturday, April 1, 2007


NPA Annual Meeting in Berkeley

Creating a Dynamic Program on the Responsible Conduct of Research


Moderator: Kathleen Flint, Project Manager, National Postdoctoral Association
Speakers: John Galland, Director, Laboratory Management Institute, UC Davis; and
Kenneth Goodman, Director of Bioethics Program, University of Miami School of Medicine


Conducting research with integrity is a critical skill for postdoctoral scholars to master. However, many training programs focused on research integrity fail to attract an enthusiastic audience of postdoctoral scholars. This session will focus on strategies and mechanisms for creating a dynamic training program for postdoctoral scholars on the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Model programs and strategies will be highlighted. Learn how your institution can build a creative and engaging menu of RCR programs that will appeal to postdocs, while also imparting critical information and skills. Note: participants in this session will be informed about opportunities to apply for NPA seed grants of $1,000 to conduct RCR programs at their campuses.


Galland RCR Presentation

Goodman RCR Presentation

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