Spring 2019 RCR Sessions

Publication & Authorship
Friday, March 8, 2019
  9:00AM - 11:00AM
  Washington Square
Speakers: Ivan Oransky, Distinguished Writer in Residence, New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
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Research Misconduct and Conflict of Interest
Friday, April 5, 2019
  9:00AM - 11:00AM
Location:  Washington Square
Speaker: Christine Ponder, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at NYU organizes two sessions per semester of RCR training for the Washington Square Campus to discuss the topics of publication & authorship and research misconduct & conflict of interest. These sessions, which include all of the elements required by NSF and NIH grant funding, are intended to help researchers learn survival skills & ethics to build and advance their careers. To supplement these broad RCR training sessions, each department offers its researchers more focused, department-specific RCR training sessions or online training through CITI.

University wide training sessions in RCR are directed by Dr. Christine Ponder and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The curriculum was developed in coordination with Marti L. Dunne, Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance and Administration, Dr. Keith Micoli, NYU School of Medicine Ethics Program Coordinator and a faculty committee consisting of senior researchers from the affected schools and departments. Participating departments include the Tandon School of Engineering, the Courant Institute, Steinhardt, Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Politics, Physics, The College of Nursing, and the College of Dentistry. Certification by the university-wide program RCR program includes attendance at two of the in-person sessions offered each semester, along with varying department specific requirements.

Postdocs and Graduate Students in the departments of Biology, Psychology, and the Center for Neural Science fulfill the RCR requirement with the Emerging Scientist Workshop. Postdocs and Graduate Students in Chemistry fulfill the RCR requirement with the Departmental Professional Development Course. 

Human Subjects Trainings

IRB Seminar Series Presented by Dr. Jane McCutcheon
Seminars will be held at NYU's Office of Sponsored Programs Conference Room, 665 Broadway, Suite 801.

To register for Human Subjects Trainings, send an e-mail to ask.humansubjects@nyu.edu and include the date and title of the seminar you wish to attend in the subject line of your e-mail.

Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects (IRB for RCR) - Tues., November 6, 1:00pm-3:00pm - can be used for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit*.  Are you considering participating in a research study? Do you have questions about what are your rights as a research subject? Do you wonder what is and is not covered by IRB regulations? Do you need a final credit for your RCR training? If you answer yes to any of these questions, please join the seminar on IRB considerations for Responsible Conduct of Research.

* Attendees must arrive promptly at 1:00pm. Since credit is granted for this course, if you arrive late, you will not be granted admittance to, nor credit for, this course.