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2016 Spring 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.

RCR Forum: Export Controls: What Graduate Students Need to Know
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This session will be an overview of complex laws and regulations on export controls and how they apply to university research. Students will have an opportunity to review the export control list to determine if their research may be export controlled. Researchers who anticipate work with U.S. military agencies (DOD, etc.) are highly encouraged to attend this session. More information & registration.
RCR Forum: Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This forum will examine some of the basic principles of copyright law and discuss how they apply to research and teaching. More information & registration.
RCR Forum: Implicit Bias
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dr. Benjamin D. Reese will share research findings about implicit bias and encourage us to think more deeply about the work we do and the decisions we make. More information and registration.
RCR Forum: The Ethics of Deception in Research
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In the social sciences and humanities, there is increasing interest around the use of deception in field research, raising a number of ethical issues. Scott W. Desposato is Associate Professor of Political Science, and has held positions at the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego, as well as fellowships at Princeton’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the Harvard Academy. More information & registration.

RCR Forum: Animal Welfare in a Research Environment: Why do I Care?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 
3:00 pm to 5:00pm

This forum will review animal welfare through a brief overview of civilization’s perceptions of animals and conclude with Dukes position on animal use in research, testing, and teaching. More Information & registration.


RCR Forum: Textual Recycling (**note new date, time & location**)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This forum addresses the issue of "textual recycling," which refers to a writer’s reusing excerpts from previously published writing, either verbatim or in a slightly altered form, in a “new” publication without attribution. More information & registration.