RCR Training for Postdoctoral Scholars
Objectives and Goals
The primary goal for the Postdoc Responsible Conduct of Research Training Course is to “foster a research culture in which conversations about responsible conduct of research are expected and acceptable” (Kalichman, 2016, p. 2).
The program will:
- Provide career stage appropriate training in research ethics, focusing on ethical decision making and encouraging researchers to think about the impact of their research and decisions on society.
- Introduce interdisciplinary views into the ethics training.
- Continue to highlight and advocate for ethical decision making and foster open discussion among researchers at all career stages.
Over a course of multiple sessions, participants in the Postdoc RCR Training Course must engage in all areas of RCR that are highlighted by the National Postdoc Association. A selection of other areas will be offered so that participants can tailor their RCR training to best fit their academic expertise, needs, and interests.
- Discuss key components of the core areas of RCR with peers and subject matter experts.
- Examine case studies and other examples of ethical and unethical research behavior to form ideas and opinions.
- Evaluate how ethical research behavior affects their careers, their institution, and its broader impacts on science and research.