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Fall 2013 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

13 Friday sessions

September 6 - December 6
(no session November 29)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Enderis 103

Registration required
(Limit 120 attendees)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who receive financial support for research through NSF or NIH receive training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR).

RCR training is intended to provide a pragmatic overview of the rules, regulations, and professional practices that define the responsible conduct of research.

UWM has a high-quality program that meets the requirements of the funding agencies and provides meaningful RCR training to students, faculty, and staff.

The need to meet regulatory requirements aside, the seminar presents us with an opportunity to induct all of our researchers into a campus-wide culture of ethical research. Therefore, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

Participants in the 13-week course will receive a certificate of completion in RCR. For more information on certification, contact Kari Whittenberger-Keith (229-4062, kariwk@uwm.edu).

Missed Session Policy

Participants can miss up to two sessions and still receive certification, provided they watch the videos of the sessions they miss. Participants with more than two absences will not be certified.


Sept. 6
Introduction to Research Integrity
  • Janis T. Eells, Ph.D, College of Health Sciences
  • Kari Whittenberger-Keith, Ph.D., Office of Research
Sept. 13
Collaborative Research

Kari Whittenberger-Keith, Ph.D., Office of Research

Sept. 20
Ethics 101

Michael Zimmer, Ph.D., School of Information Sciences

Sept. 27
Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era

Michael Zimmer, Ph.D., School of Information Sciences

Oct. 4
Intellectual Property and Patents

Brian Thompson, President, UWM Research Foundation

Oct. 11
Scientific Misconduct

Janis Eells, Ph.D. College of Health Sciences

Oct. 18
Lab Safety

Jennifer Herriges, Laboratory Safety Coordinator Sharron Daly, Radiation/Biological Safety

Oct. 25
Codes of Professional and Research Ethics and Human Subjects Review

Melissa Spadanuda, IRB Administrator, University Safety & Assurances, UWM

Nov. 1
Conflict of Interest

Marjorie Piechowski, Ph.D., Director of Research Support, College of Engineering and Applied Science

Nov. 8
Ownership, Authorship, Publication Processes, Peer Review and Plagiarism

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Natural and Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Graduate School and the Office of Research

Nov. 15
Animal Research and Animal Welfare

Berri Forman, DVM, Assistant Director and Research Animal Veterinarian, Animal Care Program

Nov. 22

Marjorie Piechowski, Ph.D. Director of Research Support, College of Engineering and Applied Science

Nov. 29
No session
Dec. 6
Data Management: Plans and Best Practices
  • Brad Houston, University Records Officer, UWM Libraries
  • Kristin Briney, Ph.D., Data Services Librarian, UWM Libraries

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