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    University of Utah
    RCR Education: Increasing Opportunity, Participation, and Resources

    The Graduate School will develop and administer an incentive program for Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) to initiate and develop RCR education components within individual graduate programs and to provide resources for campus-wide RCR education. Twelve stipends of $1000 each (“DGS Fellowships”) will be offered to selected program directors (“Fellows”).


    The objective is not only to increase graduate student participation in an existing course in scientific integrity, designed to comply with federal requirements, but also to develop RCR workshops, discussion groups, brown-bag sessions, etc., in the various departments. DGS Fellows will form a working group that will meet monthly with Graduate School Deans and research ethics faculty to share ideas.


    The group will develop strategies to achieve the incorporation of the existing scientific integrity course into program curricula, produce an “effective strategies” guide for achieving this objective, coordinate brownbags, workshops, and panel discussions to extend course topics into specific research domains, and to facilitate the development of case study materials for the Research Ethics Resource Center.


    Success of the project in broadening and formalizing graduate education in RCR will be assessed by enrollment in the scientific integrity course, numbers of graduate programs incorporating the course as a curriculum requirement, and number of programs incorporating new RCR content into existing courses. Success of the project in creating and increasing utilization of RCR resources will be measured by the RCR educational activities taking place in departments, attendance at these activities, attendee evaluations of these activities, and the number of case studies generated and placed on file with the Research Ethics Resource Center.


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