Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Course Dates and Registration

Tuesday, September 29 and Tuesday, October 13, 10:00-12:00, held virtually on Zoom
Tuesday, January 19 and Tuesday, February 2, 10:00-12:00, held virtually on Zoom
Thursday, May 27 and Thursday, June 10, 9:00-11:00, held virtually on Zoom

Registration is now closed. If you wish to inquire about the possibility of manual registration, please email:

The Course

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course is mandatory for all biomedical research graduate students within the Faculty of Medicine who began their studies on or after January 2013. It is offered three times each academic year and as of 2013 is comprised of two face-to-face sessions and an online component that is to be completed between these two sessions. The RCR Course has been offered by the Faculty of Medicine since 2007 (face-to-face only for 2007-2013).

The online RCR course can be accessed at: (registering under the University of British Columbia). Note: the online component is intended to be completed midway between the two face-to-face sessions. The online course contains modules discussing the following topics: Ethics and the Responsible Researcher, Research Misconduct, Data Acquisition and Management, Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Writing with Integrity , Peer Review: Role and Process in Life Sciences Research, Responsible Mentoring, Collaborative Research, Conflicts of Interest, Human Participants Research and Ethics, and Animal Care and Use.

The following documents are useful in preparing for your first in-class session of RCR:

The following presentations and past syllabi are also available for download:

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