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Resources for Instructors

This page hosts materials developed at UC San Diego that may be useful for instructors of research ethics or responsible conduct of research (RCR).

Teaching Research Ethics Online

These are three documents developed in response to the need to shift our teaching to an online format in the face of 2020 COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Approaches students (and instructors) can use to make presentations engaging, resulting in participant reflection and discussion. This is similar to what we recommend in the context of in person courses, but tweaked to focus on approaches that could work online.
  2. FAQs prepared for students.
  3. "How to" document for use of Zoom.

Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop

These materials are for a 2-hour workshop developed with support of the UC San Diego Altman Clinical Translational and Research Institute. This model seems easily adopted by others:

  2. POWERPOINT SLIDES: 10-minute introductory presentation
  3. Video of introductory presentation (coming soon)
  4. WORKSHEET: For participants to list factors relevant to reproducibility of their research
  5. SCORESHEET: Rubric for participants to identify number of categories represented in their lists
  6. RESOURCES: Recommendations for further readings by workshop participants

Course Resources

Scientific Ethics