Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop


This workshop can be attended by all postdocs. Non-IRACDA postdocs: please send an email to if you are interested to receive the Zoom invitation/password.

Unless otherwise noted, the 2021 workshop meets on the 3rd Tuesday each month (Feb-May) from 10 am to noon online

NIH-funded postdocs are required to attend 8 hours of in-person, discussion based training.

In addition, UCSC's Office of Research offers online training through the CITI program.

February 16, 2021

10 am - noon

Professors Chamorro-Garcia and Shariati

Title: Citizenship in the research laboratory

Topics discussed in this session:

1) Mentor and mentee responsibilities and relationships.

2) Research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct.

March 16, 2021

10 am - noon

Professors Hinck and Sullivan

Title: Conflict of interest

Topics discussed in this session:

1) Conflict of interest—personal, professional, and financial.

2) Collaborative research, including collaborations with industry.

April 20, 2021

10 am - noon

Professors Salama and Sanford

Title: Publishing

Topics discussed in this session:

1) Data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing and ownership.

2) Responsible authorship and publication.

3) Peer review.

May 18, 2021

10am - noon

Professors Forsberg and Feldheim

Title: Ethics and Policies

Topics discussed in this session:

1) Policies regarding human subjects, with emphasis on child health; live vertebrate animal subjects in research; and safe laboratory practices.

2) The scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research.