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Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility in Scientific Practice Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Onsite or Online | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility in Scientific Practice Certificate Program

The Rigor, Reproducibility and Responsibility certificate program emphasizes research practice and applicable, introductory graduate level training in epistemology, logic, ethics, as well as quantitative and communication skills. The program specifically addresses the “3R” core norms of good scientific practice, applied across the health and science disciplines, which include fundamental and trans-disciplinary application skills in:

  • Rigor, critical thinking and objectivity in scientific conduct
  • Reproducibility through appropriate, quantitative research methodology
  • Responsibility of scientists toward the research community and society

Participants will value the program's specific focus on the philosophical underpinnings that form the fundamental framework of how science works, thereby keeping a broad perspective in mind that allows them to understand the principles underlying good scientific practice research from the bench science to the public health disciplines

Curriculum for the Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility in Scientific Practice Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

The certificate program is open to students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of BSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.

Prior to completing their third certificate course, all students who are interested in completing the certificate program must contact both the Certificate Program Contact and Faculty Sponsor by email to indicate their intent to complete the program, and to discuss their proposed timing for completing the coursework and the certificate program capstone paper.

Eligible Start Terms:


Email Certificate Program Contact

Non-Degree Students

This certificate program is only open to individuals who are currently matriculated in a graduate degree program in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health or other schools at the Johns Hopkins University.


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Certificate Program Contact
Alex Kim

Faculty Sponsor
Gundula Bosch