550.600.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 1 Credit(s)
W 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Explain the regulatory requirements that govern the modern research environment; 2. Discuss the expectations for adherence to the ethical principles in the conduct of research; and 3. Apply ethical and regulatory principles to the student’s own current and future research program.
  • Course Description

    Fosters the responsible conduct of scientific research using a combination of lectures, discussion and analysis of case studies. Topics include: conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, data management and ownership, responsible authorship, peer review, collaborations with peers and industry, mentorship, research ethics and regulatory requirements of the conduct of animal and human research, and the scientist as a responsible member of society. Uses online resources to broaden and enhance the material covered in class.

  • Intended Audience

    PhD students and other graduate students receiving funding support on certain training awards

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Take-home final exam and regular attendance

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.