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Postdoctoral Association Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series: Communication and Difficult Conversations

Postdoctoral Association Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series: Communication and Difficult Conversations

 Responsible Conduct of Research

Seminar Series 2011-2012
Speaker: William Brock, PhD
Title:  Communication and Difficult Conversations
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2011
12:00 noon – 1:00 PM
Main Campus, Onstead Auditorium


NIH policy requires participation in and successful completion of instruction in responsible conduct of research by individuals supported by any NIH training/research education/fellowship/career award (
NOT-OD-10-019).  The Postdoctoral Association at MDACC has designed the RCR Seminar Series to fulfill this requirement for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by covering the following important topics:

Date

Location

Speaker

Topic

09-14-2011

Hickey Auditorium

R11.1400

Dr. Colleen Gallagher

“Ethical Issues on Biomedical Research”: A discussion of the ethical standards for research, including the principles of respect, beneficence and justice.

 

10-12-2011

AT&T
Classroom

FC1.2002

Dr. Elizabeth Travis

“Peer Review”:  The definition and process of peer review, the variety of activities that utilize peer review from publication to proposal submissions, the role and responsibilities of reviewers and understanding impartiality and confidentiality.

 

11-09-2011

South Campus

2SCR1.4019

2SCR1.4023

Dr. Toya Candelari

“Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities”:  The best approaches for selecting a mentor, managing conflicts and potential competition between mentor and trainee, mapping out the extent of collaboration between mentor and mentee and constructive procedures for mitigating abuses and resolving grievances.

 

12-14-2011

South Campus

2SCR1.4015

2SCR1.4019

Dr. Gordon Mills

“Collaborative Science”: The aspects of developing and maintaining research collaborations, including communicating and establishing the parameters of the collaboration (e.g. authorship determinations and sharing of data and materials) as well as collaboration between researchers from academia and industry.

 

01-11-2012

Onstead Auditorium

S3.8012

Dr. Richard L. Theriault

“Human Subjects”:  An overview and discussion of the challenges and ethical considerations specific to the scientific community re: studying people, their tissues and their data, including responsibility for the safety and privacy of study participants.

02-08-2012

Onstead Auditorium

S3.8012

Dr. Suzanne Craig

“Animal Welfare”:  An overview of the established guidelines for the proper care and treatment of animals used in research, as well as ethical considerations surrounding research involving animals.

 

03-14-2012

South Campus

2SCR1.4015

2SCR1.4019

Dr. Carrie Cameron

“Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship”: The procedures for assigning credit and authorship; the responsibilities of each author; accepted practices for detailing methods, analyses and results -- including appropriate citations; and publication “pitfalls”.

 

04-11-2012

Onstead Auditorium

S3.8012

Dr. Shine Chang

Co-presenters:

Dr. William Brock,

Dr. Madhu Purewal and Angela Passaretti

“Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct”: A discussion of the basic components of research misconduct in the course of research activities -- falsification, fabrication and plagiarism;  questionable research practices; the various agency definitions of misconduct; how to report occurrences; and the roles and responsibilities of the whistleblower.

 

05-09-2012

Onstead Auditorium

S3.8012

Dr. Richard L. Theriault

“Conflict of Interest and Commitment”:  A discussion of how to identify and handle situations in which financial or other personal considerations have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment and objectivity, which may ultimately undermine the public trust in science.

 

06-13-2012

AT&T

Classroom

FC1.2002

Dr. Michelle Barton

“Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership”: The accepted practices and procedures for acquiring, storing, documenting, analyzing, sharing and maintaining data, including definitions for what constitutes data, procedures for maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of data, proper methods for keeping records and processing/ analyzing data; and guidelines for who ‘owns’ data.

 

07-11-2012

 

 

NO SEMINAR

 

08-08-2012

Onstead Auditorium

S3.8012

Dr. William Brock

“Communication and Difficult Conversations”: A discussion of how postdocs can use communication and diplomatic skills to navigate some aspects of the research environment, particularly when conversations between postdocs and their mentors/supervisors turn towards difficult or sensitive topics.

 

Course attendance is monitored.  A certificate of completion for the 2011-2012 academic year will be available by September 28, 2012 to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who attend at least eight (8) RCR lectures between September 2011 – August 2012.  Seminars attended in a previous academic year or those not sponsored by the MDACC Postdoctoral Association will not count toward the 2011-2012 certificate.  To qualify for a certificate of completion according to NIH guidelines, participants must sign in and remain in attendance for the entire lecture.  Participants who arrive more than 15 minutes late or leave early will not be given credit for attendance.

Date: 8/8/12, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 8/8/12, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Seminar/Conference
Sponsor: Postdoctoral Association
Contact: Kimberly Enard - 32764 - krenard@mdanderson.org
Attachments:
  12-8-8_RCR Announcement.pdf (PDF, 4.8 MB)