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    Duke University
    Evaluating and Enhancing RCR Training with Graduate Students and Faculty in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences

    Duke University already has an established program in RCR education for graduate students, including a training requirement for all doctoral students of 12-18 hours, noted and monitored on their transcripts, and supported by numerous workshops, forums, orientations, and retreats.


    The first objective specifically for the CGS/ORI RCR project is to assess the effectiveness of its existing RCR training requirements, by clarifying learning objectives, identifying good teaching formats, and by developing and administering surveys to graduate students both before and after their RCR training and again at graduation. The second project objective is to offer awards to departments as seed funding for RCR activities.


    The Graduate School is particularly interested in proposals that would foster “ethical grand rounds” in various research laboratories, in order to bring students and faculty together in conversations about issues specific to their work and about issues in the academy at large.


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