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Responsible Conduct of Research Course


In partnership with the Office of Research and Innovation, the Graduate College offers An Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), which introduces graduate students to major ethical and policy issues in research.

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of key elements of research methods and ethics ensuring Drexel students have a solid foundation of these elements in compliance with federal funding agencies. Topics covered through the course include data fabrication, data falsification and plagiarism, responsible authorship, publication and mentorship practices, conflicts of interest, data management, and the use of human and animal subjects in research.

Course Registration

Graduate students who are required to take the course, including those who are participating in NIH grants, will be registered by the Graduate College via request from the graduate academic advisor. The course is a 0-credit non-billable course and meets face-to-face ONLY. Grading is Pass/Fail. The course is offered once per year in the winter quarter. Quarter programs only.

Course Materials

Please contact the course director, Dr. Natalie Chernets, at if you have any questions.

Winter 2024 Course Sections

Please refer to the course syllabus linked above for specific dates and details.

Section 1
RCRG 600: NB2 (CRN 22221)
Mondays 12-12:50 p.m. ET
Recommended for health professions and education students – CNHP, Dornsife, Psychology, Education, and students in fully-online programs
Health Sciences Building, University City Campus

Section 2
RCRG 600: NB3 (CRN 24290)
Wednesdays 12-12:50 p.m. ET
Health Sciences Building, University City Campus