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PERCSS – RCR Ethics Workshop

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and ScholarshipProgram for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship

Earlier this spring the PERCSS Research Ethics Workshop for 2020 was moved to a virtual format where only the first half of our program was provided. We are now prepared to offer the final portion of our program, the small group discussions on research ethics case studies. Individuals may attend one (1) session. Each session will cover the exact same case studies, so responsible conduct of research (RCR) training credit for multiple sessions will not be offered.

You must be registered in advance via Learn@Work (see links below) to receive the Zoom link for a class. Each class has a limit of 50 people. The NIH and NSF require RCR trainings to be held face-to-face. For this reason, you must:

  • be logged in for the entire 2-hour session. Attendance will be checked throughout. Participants who are inactive, or absent for portions of the 2-hours will not be provided any training credit. No partial credit will be provided.
  • be prepared to have your video on. We expect everyone to be “face-to-face” as much as possible during these meetings.
  • participate in discussion. This is not a Zoom meeting where you can log in, mute yourself, and multi-task with other duties. This is an interactive meeting, and you will be expected to participate in discussions about the research ethics case studies.

We are delighted our facilitators have offered to provide their small group discussions virtually for the PERCSS workshop this year. There are four sessions available. You may register for only one.

Robert Kranz, PhD
Professor of Biology
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
1 – 3 p.m. (Central Time)
Zoom Meeting (Zoom links will be provided only to those registered in Learn@Work via the link below))
Register – June 9​ – Dr. Kranz​ (registration deadline is June 8)

If you missed the first part of our workshop, you can watch the recording via Box, if desired. No RCR training credit is available for watching a pre-recorded training.

In this video, Pamela Woodard, MD, Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, presents on Peer Review; and Gregory Storch, MD, Research Integrity Officer (RIO), Professor, Pediatrics – Infectious Disease, presents on Authorship & Publication.

This event will help fulfill two (2) hours of the RCR requirements for both NSF and applicable NIH awards.

  • NIH training requirements: Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs on NIH training grants, career awards, or fellowships are required to receive 8 hours of RCR education.
  • NSF training requirementss: Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs on any NSF award are required to receive 1 hour of face-to-face education per year (in addition to one-time completion of the online PERCSS curriculum)

The Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship (PERCSS) was created to fulfill the obligations of Washington University to teach and actively promote integrity in science and scholarship. PERCSS offers face-to-face learning sessions, ethics lectures, and online learning modules to provide the tools necessary to help our research community conduct ethical and responsible research.

For more information, please visit the PERCSS website or contact Danica Johnson at

This event is sponsored by Research Education & Information.