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Living Science Ethics - Responsible Conduct of Research

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Fosters the responsible conduct of scientific research using a combination of lectures, discussion and analysis of case studies. Includes topics: data management, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, questionable research practices, responsible authorship, peer review, collaborations with peers and industry, trainee-mentor relationships, research ethics and regulatory requirements of the conduct of animal and human research, and the scientist as a responsible member of society.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the regulatory requirements that govern the modern research environment
  2. Discuss the expectations for adherence to the ethical principles in the conduct of research
  3. Apply ethical and regulatory principles to the trainee’s own current and future research program
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Quizzes
  • 50% Completion of attendance-taking records
Enrollment Restriction
Eligibility restricted to doctoral students. Other JHSPH students or fellows who are required to have in-person RCR training based on funding source may also enroll.
Special Comments

Specific course dates for term 1 in AY 2023-24:
Sept 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11 and 18
This course is offered through the BSPH R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education