Conduct of Science Course

This course is offered in the fall of each year and is required for G2 and G5 students who receive NIH support. The course code is MED-SCI 300QC and the course description is below:

This course is a required course for all DMS students and all who receive support from NIH training grants. The goal of this course is to inform students about the appropriate conduct of research and the many ethical and social problems that they may encounter during their research career in graduate school. The course consists of three lectures for the entire class and five highly interactive sessions with a small group of fellow students moderated by a faculty member. Some of the issues that will be discussed in this course include appropriate methods of collecting laboratory data, interactions with members of the laboratory and the mentor and issues dealing with research misconduct.