Contact:

Erin Garcia, Program Specialist
UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research, & Education/HSC Office for Diversity 
scifair@unm.edu 
505-277-4916 

2017 ONLINE TRAINING: SAFETY & ETHICS IN STUDENT RESEARCH

This online course offers training and resources designed to help you and your students identify, clarify, and address safety & ethics challenges that frequently arise when designing, conducting, or reporting research...and applies to research done in the classroom as well as projects taken on by students outside of class.  

The workshop includes Responsible Conduct of Research, Human Protections, and Animal Protections.

THIS ONLINE COURSE IS AVAILABLE FROM 7/1/17-5/31/18

Course Developers:  Dr. Bill Gannon, Director of UNM's Responsible Conduct of Research Program, helped develop the Responsible Conduct of Research module.  Linda Petree, Director of the UNM Main Campus Institutional Review board, helped devleop the Human Protections module.  Katy Mirowsky-Garcia, Operations Manager for the UNM Office of Animal Care Compliance, helped develop the Animal Protections module.

Topics to be Covered (sample...):  Topics that may be highlighted during the Responsible Conduct of Research module (& may be covered or repeated in other modules as needed) are the appropriateness of the research design, the use of invasive vs. non-invasive research-specific procedures, the return of individual research results or incidental findings to participants, confidentiality/anonymity, the inclusion or exclusion of vulnerable populations, community-based research questions, social/policy implications, plagiarism concerns, and ethical theory. Animal protections training will discuss animal care (husbandry), ethical considerations, safety, and consideration of alternatives to use of vertebrate animals.  The Human Protections module will cover safety/ethical considerations specific to use of human participants in research studies, historical context for the requirements to protect human participants in research studies, identification of protected/high risk populations, etc.  

**MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RESEARCHERS (grades 6-12) ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING.**

You will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating professional development credit for the amount of time you spend on the online training. Certificates will be emailed upon verification of completion.   

Registration Process:

1. Click on link below and complete the registration form.

2. In approximately 1-2 days, you will receive an email invitation directly from the course website. The invitation will be sent from "Instructure Canvas <notifications@instructure.com>" NOTE: The course is available on/after July 1, 2017. If you register before this date, the link will not be sent until the course opens on July 1.

3. The invitation e-mail will contain instructions on how to access the course.

4. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin at 277-4916 or scifair@unm.edu