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Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research Course

This 10-week course is offered during the fall semester only, typically from September through November.

Registration

Submit registration forms to the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs Office, Medical Center Suite G-9556

First-year Graduate Students

  • IND 501 – Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research (CRN #79627) - 1 credit hour course
  • Course Directors: Dr. Robert S. Freeman and Kelley O’Donoghue

New Postdoctoral Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates

  • Must register as non-matriculated students by August 27, 2019.
  • IND 506 – Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research for Postdoctoral Trainees (CRN #79638) - Zero (0) credit hour course
  • Course Directors: Dr. Robert S. Freeman and Kelley O’Donoghue

PREP Trainees 

  • Must register as non-matriculated students by August 27, 2019.
  • IND 501 – Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research (CRN #79627) - 1 credit hour course
  • Course Directors: Dr. Robert S. Freeman and Kelley O’Donoghue

Course Information, Format and Delivery

Title: ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY IN RESEARCH

Course Numbers

IND 501 and IND 506

(Note: IND 501 and IND 506 are separate course numbers for the same course: Ethics & Professional Integrity in Research.)

Schedule

Tuesday, September 1 – November 3, 2020

Course website: Available on Blackboard on or before August 24.

Which course should I take?

  • IND 501: 1 credit hour; for matriculated students and non-matriculates who want to take the course for credit
  • IND 506: 0 credits; for postdocs, fellows, residents and other non-matriculates who do not need to take the course for credit

Class format:

IND 501/506 will be taught online this year through a series of pre-recorded lectures by SMD faculty and weekly small group sessions held live via Zoom, where students will discuss case studies related to the topics covered in the preceding lecture. All lectures will be pre-recorded, closed-captioned, and posted to Blackboard for students to view on their own before attending the mandatory small group discussion sessions held via Zoom.

The first lecture video will be posted to Blackboard on or before Tuesday, Sept 1 (i.e., the first day of class). There will be no small group session that week. The small group sessions will be held each Tuesday thereafter (i.e., starting Sept 8 and going through Nov 3). The lecture for the second week of class will be posted to Blackboard on or before Sept 4, and the small group session related to that lecture will take place on Sept 8. Subsequent lectures will be posted on or before the Friday preceding the corresponding small group discussion session.

When registering for the course, students will have the option of selecting a course section corresponding to one of three meeting times for their small group session:

Tues 4:30 - 5:30pm: IND 501-3 or IND 506-1, but see note to coordinators below regarding IND 501-1*

Tues 8 - 9am: IND 501-2 or IND 506-2

Tues 6 - 7pm: IND 501-4 or IND 506-4

Once the registration period has passed and we know how many students have registered for each course section, students will be assigned to a specific small group. A list of these small groups will be posted on Blackboard, which will include: the names of the students assigned to each group, the name and contact information of the facilitator for each group, and the Zoom meeting link for each group. Once assigned to a particular small group, students will be expected to attend that same group’s meetings each week of the course.

*Note to Graduate Program Coordinators: Any student who needs to take the course in the “Online” delivery mode rather than as a “Completely Online” course (e.g., new international students in MS programs who are here on campus) should register for IND 501-1, the 4:30-5:30pm section coded “Hybrid”. (The misnomer is an issue with course coding in UR Student.) For students in IND 501-1, at least one small group session will take place ‘in person’ (date and location will be announced later).

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL SESSIONS

Course Syllabus

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Lovell at 275-5022 or e-mail benjamin_lovell@urmc.rochester.edu.