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RCR Forums

Beyond the RCR orientations, all graduate students have to complete additional RCR forums. These are more specialized, smaller and interactive opportunities for you to engage with faculty, librarians, staff and other professionals to explore ethical issues and concerns in your scholarship. The minimum requirements are listed below; you are encouraged to take more:

Master's   1 forum
PhD   4 forums (3 for students matriculating before Fall 2020; see note)
PhD (School of Medicine)   2 forums (1 for students matriculating before Fall 2020)

RCR forums are given numbers on your transcript and can be repeated. Each listed below is worth two hours of RCR credit toward graduation, although a "zero" credit will appear on your transcript as they are not regular, semester-long classes:

  • GS714  Academic Integrity & Misconduct 
  • GS715  Diversity & Inclusion in a Research Environment 
  • GS716  Mentoring & Wellness
  • GS717  Best Practices in Responsible Scholarship
  • BIOTRAIN755 Responsible Scientist TAship (Forum option for OBGE)
  • GS711, GS712 Generic Graduate School RCR credit (old numbers)

Registration for these events will be available at the links below. Do not try to register through DukeHub. 

Spring 2022 RCR Forum Series

If you cannot find a forum you need (e.g., GS715) note that events are being added frequently to this series; check back often. We expect to have a total of several dozen forums by the end of the term.

  • Friday, January 14, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    RCR Forum: Becoming an Upstander (GS 715.02)

    The Race and Bias Conversations series kicks off spring 2022 with a highly interactive skill-building workshop. In order to help create a culture of respect and civility, we need to learn how to “step in” when we see harmful or disrespectful behaviors. Through presentation, discussion, and role plays, we’ll consider barriers to intervening, explore different ways we can intervene, and then share tips for moving forward.

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    RCR Forum: An Introduction to Reproducible Research Practices (GS717.02)

    This workshop will introduce the concept of “reproducibility” and foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work particularly related to organization, documentation, literate coding techniques, version control, and archiving data and code for future access and use.

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    RCR Forum: Deconstructing Digital Scholarship (GS 717.04)

    Students, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, will acquire skills that will allow them to evaluate scholarly aspects of digital scholarly publications, appropriately cite those publications in their work, and understand how to credit the work of other contributors in their own digital works.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    RCR Forum: Moving from Mentee to Mentor (GS 716.01)

    You are finishing your PhD or postdoctoral research and hoping to secure a faculty or industry position soon. You feel confident about your research, but you may have questions about building your lab personnel. How do you figure out whom to hire? How do you set up productive, working relationships with your mentees from the beginning? How can you give feedback? In this interactive session, discover how to successfully move from mentee to mentor.