New ADVANCEGeo Research Ethics Teaching Modules to Address NSF RECR and NIH RCR Training Requirements

Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm
Poster Session Part of Friday Poster Session


Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Kjir Hendrickson, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The ADVANCEGeo Partnership is an NSF ADVANCE funded program to improve workplace climate conditions by developing bystander intervention education for a variety of audiences to appropriately respond to and prevent harassment, bullying and other exclusionary behaviors in research environments. A product of this work is the development of teaching modules defining exclusionary behaviors as research misconduct–and presenting strategies to address them–for use in research ethics training courses. These teaching modules are geared towards faculty members at US institutions who teach courses on or about research ethics that align with 1) the NSF training requirement to provide appropriate Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) to all students who will be supported by NSF to conduct research; and 2) the NIH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirement for continuing informal or formal training in research ethics throughout the year. The teaching modules are designed in a virtual hybrid format to provide greatest accessibility and reduce costs for instructors. Students are expected to complete pre-work through a series of activities and lessons in an online module hosted by the SERC website; this is followed by a 90-minute online lesson led by an ADVANCEGeo trained facilitator. Optional assessments will be made available for course instructors to use in their class. This presentation outlines core elements of the teaching module and the provided optional assessments.