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Opportunity for Collaboration – Research Ethics Training in Laboratory Spaces

As a top-tier leading research university, the U is committed to fostering a culture of ethical practices and procedures while conducting research work. The University of Utah’s Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) was recently awarded a NIH grant to study a new model for research ethics and responsible conduct of research (RCR) training.

ORIC is seeking collaborators, particularly 1) research labs or teams, and 2) faculty team leaders across campus. Research labs and teams will receive RCR training by experts in their own research setting.  In an effort to advance research education and ethics, these targeted approaches will be compared to traditional classroom training. Outcomes of the research will serve as a model for other research institutions across the nation to change and innovate RCR training for the next generation of scientists and scholars.  We will also assess the impact of these trainings on the research climate for our institution.

Faculty team leaders from the Main and Health Sciences campuses will receive training to teach an 8-week training course (1 hour/week) on Responsible Conduct of Research or Research Ethics.  These courses will be offered to research teams in wet and dry research labs and spaces. We will pay faculty for their time in working with us on this project.

Aligned with the University’s One U mission, this study is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the School of Medicine, College of Humanities, CCTS and Graduate School. Research Ethics training will begin in Spring 2021. If you are interested in collaborating on this innovative project, please contact Erin Rothwell.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21