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The Office of Research Compliance focuses on providing easy access to information for the research community about conducting ethical research. ORC and the Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core (RKSC) personnel seek to impart knowledge, regulatory requirements and other research-related ethical guidance through: electronic modules via the Internet, small group presentations and one-on-one contact. ORC staff members understand research personnel have multiple responsibilities and are engaged in numerous time-consuming activities. Therefore, RKSC has developed a program that emphasizes didactic, Internet-accessible electronic modules covering many topics. Research personnel may view these resources at their convenience.

Research Community Education
To ensure that all research conducted at Rush is consistently performed to high ethical and scientific standards, research affairs has developed mandatory and supplementary education training for the research community. Mandatory training must be completed prior to beginning research and updated annually.

Training
All investigators and research personnel participating in human subjects will be required to complete the basic education program developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and Rush personnel. Investigators and research personnel are defined as: faculty and staff, advanced post-doctoral fellows, senior clinical fellows and residents, clinical research coordinators and/or research nurses and anyone else engaged in human subjects research.

Training includes materials covering:

  • Human subjects research
  • HIPAA research
  • Clinical trials billing
  • Conflict of interest

Failure to complete required coursework may result in loss of research privileges. Log on to https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp to access educational modules.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requires training of research personnel with animal contact.

To assist the research community in fulfilling continuing educational requirements and to provide supplementary information, ORC has identified good quality, easily accessible information on research-related education topics developed by other institutions and funded by the federal government. For additional education and training see links to related topics below.

ORC offers a monthly lecture series that presents useful information for researchers. Each month, we sponsor a lecture on timely information related to research. To access old lectures go to Lecture Series Archives.

Human Research Protections

Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams
This course satisfies the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining federal funds. You will have the option of printing a certificate of completion from your computer upon completing the course. The course is offered by the National Cancer Institute and is appropriate for faculty, researchers, students, administrators and others who engage in human subjects research.

Informed Consent to Research
This presentation should be reviewed by anyone who participates in human subjects research and wants a better understanding of the informed consent process and different approaches for facilitating better informed decisionmaking by subjects. Presented by by Paul S. Applebaum, MD, at Tufts University.

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest
There are situations where a secondary interest (i.e. financial gain) could cause undue influence over professional judgment when conducting research. This course defines conflicts of interest (COI) and discusses how to identify and manage COI. The course is offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC) and is ppropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Conflict of Interest and Commitment
There are situations where a secondary interest (i.e. financial gain) could cause undue influence over judgment when conducting research. This course defines conflicts of interest (COI) and discusses how to identify and manage COI. This course is offered by Cleveland State University (funded by ORI) and is appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Financial Relationships and Interests in Research Involving Human Subjects: Guidance for Human Subject Protection
This document discusses points to consider when determining whether financial interests affect the rights and welfare of human subjects. This course is offered by OHRP and is ppropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Mentoring Responsibilities

Mentoring
This course addresses the central role of mentoring to the entire field of responsible conduct of research, because mentoring is both a core element of responsible research and an essential means for transmitting professional standards. Offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC). This course is for all those involved at various levels of research including graduate students, post-docs, junior faculty, senior researchers, as well as department and research administrators.

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering
This guide discusses practices common to successful mentoring relationships and encourages mentoring activities that are in the best interests of both parties. Offered by The National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering /Institute of Medicine, 1997. This guide is intended for faculty members, teachers, administrators and others who advise and mentor students in science.

Mentoring
This presentation by Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD, discusses the roles and responsibilities related to mentorship. Offered by Tufts University. This guide is intended for faculty members, teachers, administrators and others who advise and mentor students in science.

Scientific Misconduct

Research Misconduct
This course provides information to researchers about what constitutes research misconduct and how to report it. In addition, it identifies some practices that might decrease the risk of unwitting or deliberate research misconduct. Offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Research Misconduct
This course provides information to researchers about what constitutes research misconduct and how to report it. Offered by Eastern Michigan University. Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership

Data Acquisition and Management
Obtaining important and unbiased data, using proper methods of data collection that do not waste resources and protect human and animal subjects, requires methodical and conscientious data management. This course talks about these issues and the data manager responsibilities for sharing information. Offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research
This course discusses data integrity, the usefulness of the research it supports and the need for careful attention to detail for collection of information. This approach must be practiced from initial planning through final publication. Offered by Clinical Tools, Inc (funded by ORI). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Publication Practices, Responsible Authorship, and Peer Review

Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
This course addresses some of the issues that authors and peer reviewers face as they attempt to maintain the quality of shared information. Offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing
This guide's purpose is to help students and professionals, identify and prevent questionable writing practices and to develop an awareness of ethical writing. Offered by Miguel Roig, St. John's University (funded by ORI). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Collaborative Sciences

Collaborative Science
This course examines the benefits and potential problems that researchers face when engaging in collaborative and multidisciplinary research. Offered by Columbia University / Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC). Appropriate for faculty, researchers and students engaged in any type of research.

Collaborative Research
This course examines the benefits and potential problems that researchers face when engaging in collaborative and multidisciplinary research. Offered by Northern Illinois University (funded by ORI). Appropriate for faculty, researchers, and students engaged in any type of research.

 
 


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