Washington University - St. Louis


Research Ethics WUSTL

The goal of this course is to welcome Washington University junior researchers into the community of scholars. The class is meant to support and empower you as you become acculturated into our scholarly institution.

Readings introduce the rewards of and obstacles to research; the causes and consequences of misconduct; the rights and obligations of professionals; the habits of excellent mentors; and the social mission of the university. We describe a three-step method for making moral decisions: my interests; our interests; all interests.

You will meet "heels" and "heros;" work through interactive exercises surveying policies, rules, and regulations; and join a discipline-specific seminar on the social responsibilities of researchers. Finally, you will learn about sources of continuing education.

When taken in a face-to-face instructional setting, this course satisfies the responsible conduct of training requirements of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the America COMPETES Act.

To begin, take a minute to acquaint yourself with the three tabs to your left. Click on each one--Schedule, Modules, and Assignments--and review the menus.

Ready to proceed? Click again on Schedule, insure you can see "0.0 Intro to course," and CLICK THERE.

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NOTE: The instructional materials in the OpenSeminar in Research Ethics are being developed by the Model Curriculum for Land Grant Universities in Research Ethics (LANGURE) project at www.chass.ncsu.edu/langure/ and by the Extend and Assess Research Ethics Education (EAREE) project. LANGURE is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0530217 and EAREE by Grant No. 0734919. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

All materials used in these modules are used with permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of Section 107 of Title 17, the United States Copyright law. Further uses may be subject to the copyright law. The materials under NC State University copyright may be used for non-profit educational purposes, if given the customary attribution and notification is sent to the LANGURE director at gcomstock@ncsu.edu

Commercial use is prohibited.

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John Doris
Washington University - St. Louis