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Responsible Conduct of Research Course


In partnership with the Office of Research and the Dornsife School of Public Health, the Graduate College launched An Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): A Short Course for Investigators, which introduces graduate students to major ethical and policy issues in research.

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.

The course is a one-credit, non-billable course which meets face-to-face. It is offered twice per year in the winter and summer quarters.

Course Materials

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