Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Refresher

This course offers retraining on the RCR Basic course.

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About this Course

This refresher course provides retraining on the core RCR topics and discusses the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research. 

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Language Availability: English, French

Suggested Audiences: Faculty, Postdoctoral Researchers, Principal Investigators, Staff, Students

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in Responsible Conduct of Research series, available as part of an organizational subscription package or for $675 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

Authorship (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Describes the important issues relating to publishing research results and working with authors. It also discusses the potential pitfalls and errors that can lead to research misconduct and authorship disputes, as well as strategies for avoiding and resolving authorship disputes.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15661 (English), 21312 (French)
Author(s): Sharon Shriver, PhD
 - American Cancer Society

Collaborative Research (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Discusses styles of collaboration and potential trade-offs relating to collaborative research. It also identifies some of the complexities of managing and assessing collaborations, and special considerations involved in collaborative work, including working with industry, across disciplinary and international boundaries, and with students.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15662 (English), 21313 (French)
Author(s): Jennifer L. Croissant, PhD - University of Arizona

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Explains why conflicts of interest can be ethically problematic and how organizations can have a conflict of interest.

Please note this does not replace the Conflicts of Interest (COI) course that covers the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on financial conflicts of interest.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15663 (English), 21314 (French)
Author(s): Robin N. Fiore, PhD - University of Miami Ethics Programs

Data Management (RCR-Refresher)

Identifies the steps, concepts, and importance of data management throughout a research study and institutional support services. The module also discusses strategies for responsible data management and critical issues relating to data storage, reporting, and sharing.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15664 (English), 21315 (French)
Author(s): Julie Goldman, BS, MLIS - Harvard Medical School, Countway Library

Mentoring and Healthy Research Environments (RCR-Refresher)

Discusses mentoring and why it is essential to research, factors that can make mentoring relationships challenging, and practices and strategies mentors and mentees can use to establish and navigate mentor-mentee relationships successfully. The module also describes a psychologically healthy and supportive research environment, and the leadership behaviors mentors can use to create positive research environments.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15667 (English), 21316 (French)
Author(s): Tristan McIntosh, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine; Alison Antes, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine

Peer Review (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Discusses the history and evolution of peer review, value of peer review as it relates to publications and grant awards, ethical issues associated with peer review, and ethical duties of a peer reviewer.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15665 (English), 21317 (French)
Author(s): Adil Shamoo, PhD, MSc, CIP - University of Maryland School of Medicine

Plagiarism (RCR-Refresher)

Discusses the definition of plagiarism, appropriate summarization of material, and strategies for properly citing information sources.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19267 (English), 21318 (French)
Author(s): Teri A. Hamill, PhD - Nova Southeastern University

Reproducibility of Research Results

Discusses factors that contribute to the lack of reproducibility and the resulting problems that can emerge. The module also describes the stakeholders affected by reproducibility problems, a collection of reproducibility initiatives, and strategies that can mitigate or prevent irreproducibility.

*Note, this module is part of the CITI Program’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Basic course, but is also included in this course.

Recommended Use: Supplemental
ID (Language): 17756 (English), 20799 (Spanish), 21348 (French)
Author(s): Teri A. Hamill, PhD - Nova Southeastern University

Research Involving Human Subjects (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Provides an overview of the basic ethical principles relating to human subjects research, informed consent process, federal definition of human subjects research, and role of an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Please note this does not replace the Human Subjects Research (HSR) course or other HSR training required by federal agencies or IRBs.

Note: It is recommended that this module be Required or Supplemental depending on the learner group.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15668 (English), 21319 (French)
Author(s): Jason Borenstein, PhD - CITI Program

Using Animal Subjects in Research (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Discusses the animals that are covered by U.S. regulations, protocol renewal procedures, what constitutes an acceptable justification for the number of animals to be used in a study, and use of performance standards in animal research.

Please note this does not replace the Animal Care and Use (ACU) course or other ACU training required by federal agencies or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs)

Note: It is recommended that this module be Required or Supplemental depending on the learner group.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15669 (English), 21320 (French)
Author(s): Michael D. Mann, PhD - University of Nebraska Medical Center (retired)

Research Misconduct (RCR-Refresher) CME/CEU Badge

Describes how the federal government has defined research misconduct. It also discusses the different types of research misconduct and strategies that individuals and organizations might take to mitigate the occurrence of research misconduct.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 15666 (English), 21321 (French)
Author(s): Marianne M. Elliott, MS, CIP
 - Applied Research Ethics, L.L.C.


CME/CEU Credits

To purchase CE credits and units, you need to be affiliated with an organization that subscribes to this course or buy it as an independent learner first. Learn more about CE/CME Credits.

Physicians
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$70
1 June 2021
31 May 2024
Psychologists
CEP Credit/Hour
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$70
1 June 2021
31 May 2024
Pharmacists
CPE Contact Hour
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$70
1 June 2021
31 May 2024
Dentists
ADA CERP Credit
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$70
1 May 2022
31 May 2024
Optometrists
COPE CE Credit
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$70
1 May 2022
31 May 2024
Nurses
Nursing Contact Hour
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$60
1 June 2021
31 May 2024
Dietitians
CDR CPEU
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$60
1 May 2022
31 May 2024
Social Workers
Ethics CE Credit
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$60
1 June 2021
31 May 2024
Athletic Trainers
Category A hour/CEU
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$60
1 May 2022
31 May 2024
Other Participants
Certificate of Participation
4 Credits
(7 CE certified modules)
$60
1 June 2021
31 May 2024


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