Training in the Responsible Conduct of Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has mandated that all graduate students receiving financial support from an NIH training grant be given instruction in the responsible conduct in science.  The Program faculty believes that training in scientific ethics is important, regardless of source of support, and therefore requires it of all neuroscience students.

Students who entered the program prior to fall 2016:

You must complete an NTP ethics subgroup in your first and third years in the program and two NTP approved research ethics seminars each of the first three years of training in the Program. The NTP office will publicize approved ethics seminars as they become available, students are welcome to submit events for consideration to fulfill the ethics seminar requirement.

Students who entered the program after fall 2016:

Below you will find the requirement listed by year in the program.

  • YR 1: Complete Professional Development and Ethics course. Course will cover all 9 NIH RCR topics led by NTP faculty
  • YRS 2-3: students complete 2 ethics seminars (approved by the NTP office) each year in the program
  • YRS 4+: students complete 1 ethics seminar (approved by the NTP office) each year in the program


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