BIMS 7100 Research Ethics
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Spring 2018

All sessions meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3-5PM in The Learning Studio, Med Ed Building, first floor Room 1110.

Each session will include a short overview of the UVA policies and procedures related to the topic at hand. The remainder of the session will focus on small group discussion of relevant case studies facilitated by faculty. The whole group will reconvene at the end of the period to share and discuss interesting points and/or perspectives that arose in individual small groups.

Attendance is mandatory.  Sign in sheets will be available at every session.  Please be sure to sign in every Tuesday, or you will be considered absent for the session.

Course Website:

Links to pre-class reading assignments are available on this site.

Supplemental reading documents will be posted to the course Collab site (BIMS 7100 – Research Ethics), with email notifications sent to the course roster.  If you need instructions on how to access Collab, please contact the course instructor.

All classes are held 3:00-5:00 PM.

2018 Syllabus 3:00-5:00
Session 1

Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor

Tuesday February 13 Introduction to RCR and Research Misconduct

Janet V Cross, PhD,  Assistant Dean for Graduate Research & Training

David Hudson, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research

Foreword, Preface, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2


UVA Policy on Research Misconduct

Session 2
Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor
Tuesday February 20 Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities and Relationships

Phillip Trella, PhD Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies

ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 7. Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities



Session 3

Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor

Tuesday February 27 Collaborative Research and Conflicts of Interest

Steven Wasserman, PhD Assistant Dean for Research

ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 8. Collaborative Research



Session 4
Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor

Tuesday March 6 Authorship, Publication and Peer Review

David Hudson, PhD Associate Vice President for Research



Session 5
Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor







March 13

Research Involving Vertebrate Animals or Human Subjects

Sanford Feldman DVM, PhD Director, Center for Comparative Med

Lois Shepherd, PhD Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Public Health Sciences and Law





Session 6

Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor

Tuesday March 20 Data Management, Rigor and Reproducibility

Andrea Horne Denton, MILS Research and Data Services Manager

Marieke Jones, PhD Research Data Specialist



Session 7

Medical Educ. Bldg (MEB)1110, Learning Studio, first floor


March 27

Q&A – Panel Discussion


  • Graduate students register for the course BIMS 7100 through SIS
  • Post-doctoral students may register for the class through the Community Scholars Program in the School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies (SCPS). Go to the New Student Registration page and scroll down to “New Community Scholars – Step 3 Register.” Print the Community Scholar Class Registration Form. Then, send an e-mail to the Course Director, Dr. Janet Cross (, requesting “permission to enroll in BIMS 7100 for the Spring Term.”  Print out and attach Dr. Cross’s email response to the SCPS form.  You will then need to take the form & email to:
    Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane.

Payment options have changed. Please read instructions carefully.

Community Scholar tuition rates for Spring 2018:
In-State: $462.00 per credit hour

Out-of-State: $1,400.00 per credit hour


RCR Retraining:
“Reflection on responsible conduct of research should recur throughout a scientist’s career: at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, predoctoral, postdoctoral, and faculty levels. . . . Instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years . . . To meet the above requirements, instruction in responsible conduct of research may take place, in appropriate circumstances, in a year when the trainee, fellow or career award recipient is not actually supported by an NIH grant.” (Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-019).

Next Offering: Summer, 2018

-Offered approximately every 6 months

To Register for RCR re-training, send an e-mail message to As the training approaches, we will send you a reminder e-mail.