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Research Ethics Courses 

The UC San Diego Research Ethics Program offers a variety of courses, workshops, and seminars. The topics covered are those associated with responsible conduct of research (RCR), which includes, for example, conflict of interest, mentor/mentee responsibilities, data management and research subject protections (see: NIH RCR requirements https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-055.html). In addition, education may focus on more specialized topics including, for example, digital health (e.g., artificial intelligence, predictive analytics), gene editing and stem cell research.

Course Offerings

Scientific Ethics

Formal and informal training in research ethics is an important aspect of the professional development of scientists and engineers. The rules, cultures and disciplinary differences are sometimes obvious and other times nuanced and it is important to know how to navigate and discriminate between hard and fast rules and not so clear conventions. Research ethics education may also be a requirement of a funding agency. This 14-hour course is delivered over 7-sessions and may be used to satisfy a NIH or NSF training requirement; however, whether course completion is used for that purpose is determined by the advisor and/or department.

Ethics and Survival Skills [on hold]

Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC)

Through a partnership with the UC San Diego Research Center for Optimal Digital Ethics in Health (ReCODE Health), researchers have access to instruction developed to increase research literacy among Community Health Workers/Promotores who assist with community and clinic-based research studies.

Designing Research for Diversity

Through a partnership with the UC San Diego Research Center for Optimal Digital Ethics in Health (ReCODE Health) and ACTRI, researchers have access to instruction developed to increase awareness when planning to engage under-represented populations in research. This course is offered online and has been adapted for delivery through the CREST program. This course is available through CREST and online. 

2022-2023 Instructors 

Camille Nebeker, EdD, MS  | Email
Research Ethics Program Director; ReCODE Health Co-Founder/Director; Associate Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

Mary Devereaux, PhD Email
Research Ethics Program Assistant Director; Director, Biomedical Ethics Seminars

Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD Email
Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

Stanley Lo, PhD Email
Associate Teaching ProfessorCell & Developmental Biology 

Samm Hurst, PhD Email
Project Scientist, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

Barton Palmer, PhD Email
Professor, Psychiatry 

Anthony Magit, MD, MPH Email
Clinical Professor, Surgery