Funding agencies, including the NIH, have expectations about RCR training for students involved in research. Medical students engaged in any research activities at UAB will be required to complete the RCR training plan described below. The proposed plan is a blended approach that combines on-line instruction and in-person training components

Principle of Research Ethics 
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Summer 2017 Training Agenda: 

On-line Training Component: CITI/RCR 

On-line training will include successful completion of six CITI Program RCR modules; successful completion of each module will be defined as a quiz score of 80% of greater. Students must complete the modules that are bolded* below, but may complete all modules. It is expected that this will take about 3 hours (20-30 minutes per module). 

Available modules:
authorship*                                      introduction to RCR
conflict of interest*                         collaborative research
data management*                          mentoring
plagiarism*                                       peer review
research, ethics, and society*       use of animal subjects in research
research misconduct*                    research involving human subjects
*NOTE – ‘use of animal subjects in research’ and ‘research involving human subjects’ are optional courses. These courses do not replace the required UAB IRB/IACUC training. 

How to Create the Perfect Poster Workshop! - (June 28, 2017 – 12pm)**
(Only for T35/NIH/SRTP and SRTP Institutional awardees)

Gain knowledge on how to create that perfect poster. The workshop will center on: Does it make sense?, Does it all need to be there?, Is it concise and connected?, Is it in the right format? and Balance of image and word. 

In-person Training Component: Ethics - (June 29, 2017- afternoon)**
In-person training will require successful completion of the on-line training modules prior to participation in one three-hour facilitated discussion that focus’ on Ethics case studies. The session debates case studies in a team-based learning format as well as allow for additional RCR-related activities, such as panel discussions with faculty and administrators regarding ‘real-world’ RCR examples and role-playing RCR scenarios. The case studies and activities will come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity (  The session will focus on:
  • Mentoring
  • Collaborative research
  • Peer review

3-minute ‘Chalk Talk’: - (July 13, 2017- afternoon)**
(Only for T35/NIH/SRTP and SRTP Institutional awardees)

This exercise challenges students to say more with less by cultivating the students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. Each student allocated 3-minutes to present their research. Prizes awarded for most creative.
**Time and location TBA (Attendance required)

Documentation / Evaluation
Successful completion of each training component is documented via on-line training, workshop and meeting attendance.

Absence from any of the required workshops/classes require prior permission. You must send an email to Dr. Robin Lorenz at Missed workshop/class make-up date will be announced at a later time.