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MIP 654 - Research Policies and Regulations

  • 1 credit
  • Online

The goal of this course is to provide students with a practical foundation in research ethics. Understanding how to make the best decisions in various ethical situations that may arise during a research career is essential for performing good science and being a good scientific citizen. This course will use lectures, case studies, and in-class discussions to cover situations you may encounter in a career in science. While not exhaustive, at the end of this course you should have a firm foundation to make good decisions if and when you are faced with potentially difficult ethical situations. 

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand what research ethics are, what kinds of situations they may be involved in, and to determine the best response to difficult situations.
  • Describe how animals, humans, and infectious agents can be used in an ethical and safe manner.
  • Recognize research misconduct and know how what your rights and responsibilities are in these cases.
  • Explain how the research publication process works and how authorship is determined.
  • Describe what responsibilities scientists have to the scientific community and to society as a whole


Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)