REWards—Research Ethics Workshops About Responsibilities and Duties of Scientists
formerly the Course on Research Ethics (C.O.R.E.)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 6 DAYS BEFORE THE ACTIVITY. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ONSITE REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTED.
TUITION REMISSION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE. IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ONSITE.
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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Baltimore, Maryland 21205
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Activity Dates for 2015:
80035790 ---- January 14, 2015
80035791 --- March 16, 2015
80035789 --- May 22, 2015
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The Johns Hopkins University is deeply committed to the protection of human research subjects. This commitment begins with comprehensive compulsory education and training of its faculty, student and staff researchers who conduct human subjects research. The course Research Ethics Workshops about responsibilities and duties of scientists (REWards) is designed to address key concepts in human subjects protection in specific research communities. REWards combines lectures and small group discussions to provide practical information on the ethical issues involved in research protocol development and implementation.
Following this program, the participant should demonstrate the ability to:
- Recognize aspects of study design that can be ethically problematic including subject selection, research-related risks, conflicts of interest, and use of vulnerable populations.
- Describe the key concepts in informed consent including respect for autonomy, voluntariness, decision-making capacity, disclosure of information, and understanding.
- Recognize the key concepts in the responsible conduct of research, including data acquisition and management, mentor/trainee responsibilities, publication practices and authorship standards, conflicts of interest and commitment, and scientific misconduct.
Please complete a registration form, which is available for download on this website. Click on the link that is associated with the date of the activity that you would like to attend and you will be given the opportunity to download the registration form, which will then need to be completed and faxed to the CME office.
See below for further details.
Investigators should note that there are two sets of requirements that they may need to fulfill in order to conduct research:
Training requirements for the IRB can be found at:
- Human Subjects Research (HSR) training for the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC)
The Division of Research Integrity in the Office of Policy Coordination oversees the training program in the responsible conduct of research (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/OPC/Research_Integrity/responsible_conduct_RCRprogram.html.
The RCR program includes an online RCR course offered by CITI (available at
http://lms4.learnshare.com/l.aspx?CID=89&A=2&T=337694), a research integrity lecture series (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/OPC/Research_Integrity/responsible_conduct_DeanRILectures.html), and an annual department/division meeting on a relevant RCR topic.
REWards is principally designed to help investigators fulfill their training in the protection of human subjects research. Some opportunities are provided at REWards to help investigators toward completion of their RCR training requirements. Requirements vary based on whether the learner is a student, trainee, fellow, staff member, co-investigator, or principal investigator; what kind of grant support the learner has; and whether the learner is completing initial certification or recertification.
Criteria for completing HSR/IRB training requirements:
Co-investigators, research coordinators, and other members of the research team are not required at this time to take REWards but are welcome to attend workshops.
- New Principal Investigators must complete their requirement to attend REWards within one year from the date of their first eIRB protocol submission as a PI. They must attend 2 workshops to fulfill their training requirement (one on Human Subjects Research (HSR) and one on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)).
- Fellows mmust complete their requirement to attend REWards by the end of their fellowship, although it is recommended that they attend REWards before or soon after starting their research. They must attend 2 workshops to fulfill their training requirement (one on Human Subjects Research and one on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)). It is suggested that fellows attend one introductory workshop on human subjects protection, the workshop on The Francis Collins video, and the two RCR workshops offered by OPC.
- Principal investigators Needing Recertificationhave to achieve 100 points on the HSR/IRB compliance training recertification tool found at: http://lms4.learnshare.com/l.aspx?CID=89&A=1&T=303570 . A variety of learning activities are available to investigators to earn recertification points, including online modules and in-person workshops, conferences, and courses. Online modules are available through CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). Each REWards workshop earns 30 points toward recertification for PI’s. PI’s needing recertification can choose any workshop they wish.
Criteria for completing RCR training requirements:
All school of medicine faculty and postdoctoral fellows involved in research (excluding house staff) are required to complete training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). The areas to be covered include:
The NIH and NSF require RCR training that applies specifically to the following programs: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R. They also apply to researchers supported by any other NIH or NSF funded programs that involve research training, career development or research education that require instruction in responsible conduct of research.
- Data acquisition and management
- Responsible authorship
- Responsible peer review
- Research misconduct
- Collaborative research
- Conflicts of Interest
- The scientist as a responsible member of society
The Division of Research Integrity in the Office of Policy Coordination oversees the training program in the responsible conduct of research. The RCR program includes an online RCR course offered by CITI (available at http://lms4.learnshare.com/l.aspx?CID=89&A=2&T=337694 ), a research integrity lecture series, and an annual department/division meeting on a relevant RCR topic.
Four workshops offered at REWards (Data Management, Authorship Guidelines, Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research-The NSABP Debacle, and Conflict of Interest) count toward completion of the RCR program and can be attended in place of a Dean’s Research Integrity lecture.
Workshops denoted with an asterisk(*) after their title are considered RCR workshops.
If you are a paid Johns Hopkins employee, you will need to provide your HOPKINS ID #. You must provide your Hopkins ID #so that you can be located in the “my Learning” management system, which will record all of your educational training courses. This is also how the IRB receives data that you have taken and completed REWards.
To locate your Hopkins ID Number:
Hopkins employees and students should bring their ID badges to the REWards course, so that their attendance can be tracked via the card swipe system that interfaces with myLearning.
- Go to: http://my.johnshopkins.edu
- Click ‘Login’ and login with your JHED ID and Password
- Enter their lastname, firstname in the People Search box and click go
- Supply the 6 digit Hopkins ID on the registration form
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Refreshment Break
9:00 – 10:30 Workshop #1
10:30 – 10:45 Registration and Refreshment Break
10:45 – 12:15 Workshop #2
12:15 – 1:00 Registration, Refreshment Break, and Lunch on Own
1:00 – 2:30 Workshop #3
2:30 – 2:45 Registration and Refreshment Break
2:45 – 4:15 Workshop #4
Course participants can register for any number of workshops in the day up to 4
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: Six calendar days prior to activity
Methods of Payment: Payment by check, credit card, tuition remission, or departmental budget number must accompany the registration form prior to the activity. Foreign payments must be by credit card or with a U.S. Dollar World Money Order. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.
Faculty and Staff..............................................$50.00 per workshop x up to 4
If you have questions concerning the REWards course, please contact:
Kay R. Taylor
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA
If you have questions about human subjects research compliance training requirements, please contact the IRB at:
Janelle A. Maddox-Regis, MS
IRB Training Manager
Office of Human Subjects Research
1620 McElderry St., Reed Hall - B130, Baltimore, MD 21205-1911
If you have questions about the RCR training program, please contact:
Julie Gottlieb, MA
Associate Dean of Policy Coordination
Office of Policy Coordination
100 N. Charles, Suite 900, Baltimore, MD 21201