RCR @ GW and Beyond Course

Course Description

This seminar course is designed to develop and strengthen ethical problem-solving skills as well as to foster sensitivity to ethical issues in the conduct of research. By examining ethical dilemmas in research, students can explore consequences of ethical decision-making, practice problem-solving strategies, and acquire the ability to respond appropriately to observed wrongdoing. In this weekly seminar course, key topics in the responsible conduct of research will be reviewed. Students will engage by participating in discussions and active learning mechanisms facilitated by active researchers and administrators at the University.



Registration is open to the entire campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, researchers, staff and research administrators. There is a maximum of 20 seats, first come, first served. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

*We have reached our maximum enrollment for this course. However, if you are still interested, please email [email protected] to be put on the wait list.  We will contact you if a space opens up.

Register for RCR @ GW and Beyond Course


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Course Dates

Date Instructor(s) Location
January 16, 2020 Dr. Robert Miller - Vice President for Research Marvin Center 311
January 23, 2020 TBD Marvin Center 311
January 30, 2020 Dr. Paul Brindley and Dr. Manya Magnus Marvin Center 311
February 6, 2020 Melissa Goldstein, JD and OHR Staff Marvin Center 311
February 13, 2020 Dr. Steven Kubisen Marvin Center 311
February 20, 2020 Sheila Garrity, JD and Sheila Zimmet, JD Marvin Center 311
February 27, 2020 Dr. Claire Besson, Shira Eller and Leah Richardson Marvin Center 311
March 5, 2020 Dr. Rebecca Lynch Marvin Center 311
March 12, 2020 Dr. Samuel Simmens and Megan Potterbusch Marvin Center 311
Spring Break, March 16-21
March 26, 2020 TBD Marvin Center 311
April 2, 2020 TBD Marvin Center 311

Research Showcase, April 7, 2020*

Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street Northwest

April 16, 2020 Dr. Neera Gopee, NIH Marvin Center 310
April 23, 2020 Dr. Keith Crandall, Dr. Gaetano Lotrecchiano and Dr. Maria Cecelia Zea  TBD

*No class on Thursday, April 9. All students will attend Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.