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2016 Fall RCR Forum Series

The RCR Forum series is designed for the professional development of PhD students at Duke. Official transcript credit is awarded toward the overall RCR degree requirement and to document training for funding agencies. Duke postdocs are welcome to participate (space permitting). Beyond RCR Orientation, each PhD student must complete at least 6 hours of additional training; each forum listed here is valid for 2 RCR credits. Follow the links below to register.

An Introduction to Human Subjects Review
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
3:00pm to 5:00pm

This forum will introduce you to the Duke Main Campus IRB, otherwise known as the Institutional  Review Board for Protecting Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research, and will be of interest to students in any graduate program who expect to be conducting social/ behavioral science research involving human subjects. More information.

Relationship Engineering: How to Have Great Relationships with Your Advisor and Others
Thursday, September 29, 2016
9:00am to 11:00am

Dr. Samantha Sutton challenges participants to perform an honest evaluation of their relationships, and teaches them how to greatly improve troublesome ones.  More information.

Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 to 1:30pm

How can you establish supportive mentoring relationships? What is the role of good mentoring in your success as a graduate student? Join in the conversation in this interactive workshop. More information.

Ethics in the Era of Infoveillance:
Data Mining in Biomedical, Scientific & Social Science Research

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
3:00pm to 5:00pm

In this Forum, participants will discuss emerging challenges and opportunities in the era of diminishing funds for large-scale scientific investigations along with a growing interest and capability to gather and use "OPD" (other people's data) from a variety of sources such as social media. More information.

Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
3:00pm to 5:00pm

This RCR forum will introduce graduate students to pedagogical techniques that speak directly to the diversity of learners in the university classroom. More information