RCR Training Forums
GS711 RCR Forum Events (old number GS311)
Beyond the RCR Orientation, each Ph.D. student should complete six (6) additional hours of RCR training during his or her first three years of study. This requirement can be met by attending three RCR Forums (2-hour workshops, GS311 or GS312 ) offered each Fall and Spring on a wide range of topics. The schedule of RCR Forums will be provided at the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for checking the schedule, pre-registering, and participating in these events to complete their RCR degree requirement. Students must pre-register for RCR Forums on the Graduate School web site - NOT through ACES.
- 2013 Spring RCR Forum Series (pdf)
- 2012 Fall RCR Forum Series (pdf)
- 2012 Spring RCR Forum Series (pdf)
- 2011 Fall RCR Forum Series (pdf)
- 2011 Spring RCR Forum Series (pdf)
- 2010 Fall RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2009-2010 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2008-2009 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2007-2008 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2006-2007 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2005-2006 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2004-2005 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2003-2004 RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
The Graduate School collaborates with other Duke Schools, departments, campus centers, and offices to promote discipline-specific training in RCR-related issues. While many groups may sponsor events on ethical topics, only events focused on 'research' ethics and pre-approved by The Graduate School will qualify for RCR transcript credit. Contact the Graduate School if you are uncertain whether an event will qualify.
- Fall 2010 Departmental RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- Fall 2009 Departmental RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
- 2008-09 Departmental RCR Forum Summaries (pdf)
While some universities and organizations utilize online modules for RCR training, we support a more interactive, personal conversation and discussion with a representative group of your peers, faculty, and/or other research professionals. The Duke ideal for graduate study is a small number of students in a mentoring relationship with faculty and other researchers. While the Graduate School plans to develop and use certain modules as preparation for training events, we think face-to-face discussion of such issues is a vital component of RCR training and your professional development. We consider the best practice in RCR education to be active thinking and discussion about realistic scenarios that might surface in the context of conducting research in your field of knowledge.