The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series will give graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff the knowledge and tools to guide them through the increasingly complex ethical issues that they will face during their careers.

Attendees will become aware of established professional norms and ethical principles for responsible scholarly conduct and learn how to apply them to their own work and conduct their research with integrity. Each session will be led by an expert on the seminar's topic and will include case studies and time for discussion.

All seminars will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm in 177 Stanley Hall. There will be 12 sessions held throughout the school year.

Attendees who participate in a minimum of 8 sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the year.

Fall 2012 Schedule:

October 1 "Research Misconduct"
Robert Price, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Political Science
October 15
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO 12/10/12
"Conflict of Interest"
Jyl Baldwin, Research Administration and Compliance Office
October 22 "Vertebrate Animals Research"
Rebecca Armstrong, Office of Animal Care and Use
October 29 "Peer Review"
Randy Schekman, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Editor-in-Chief of eLife
November 19 "Human Subjects Research"
Rebecca Armstrong, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
December 3 "Mentoring and Being Mentored"
Lisa Barcellos, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
December 10 "Conflict of Interest"
Jyl Baldwin, Research Administration and Compliance Office

Spring 2013 Topics (to be scheduled):

  • Safe Laboratory Practices
  • The Scientist and Society
  • Authorship and Publication
  • Collaborative Science
  • Data Management
  • International Research

This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at Berkeley. For more information, contact Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office, evwhitney@berkeley.edu.