PUBHLT 2030 - RESEARCH ETHICS AND THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH
This course provides an introduction to topics in research ethics and the responsible conduct of research particularly pertinent to basic and non-clinical, population-based research employing a variety of methods. Students will learn key concepts and methods of ethical reasoning and requirements of human subjects' protection and nonhuman animal research, and will analyze historical and contemporary examples of research misconduct, as well as ethical concerns arising in their own work. Using lecture and small group discussion of assigned readings and participants' research, the course will develop students' skills requisite to design and conduct ethical research, avoid research misconduct, and ethically negotiate the tasks and milestones of academic education and careers (e.g. issues of mentorship and publication). Students will be evaluated (by letter grade) on the basis of the quality of their discussion contributions and quiz/exam responses.