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NIH Training Topics
NIH research ethics training
University of Wisconsin–Madison NIH RCR Training Policy
Trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars supported by some types of D, F, K, R, T, and U awards are required to minimum of eight hours of face-to-face training every four years. The plan for meeting these requirements is included in the grant application.
The NIH recommends the topics below for comprehensive research ethics training.
- Conflict of Interest- Personal, Professional, and Financial
- Policies regarding human subjects; live vertebrate animal subjects in research and safe laboratory practices
- Mentor/ Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships
- Collaborative Research including Collaborations with Industry
- Peer Review
- Data Acquisition and Laboratory Tools; Management, Sharing and Ownership
- Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct
- Responsible Authorship and Publication
- The Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society, Contemporary Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, and the Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research