Reflections on Responsibility Research and Society is an undergraduate level seminar course designed to explore ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research. Topics include research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review. Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.
Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.
BH460: Reflections on Responsibility Research and Society
TTh 2:30-3:50 pm
Location: HSR RR134
Instructor: Rose James, PhD