Course Offering

Standards for Research with Human Participants: A Lecture Series for Researchers

January 19 - May 6, 2016
Thurs: 4:30-5:30 pm, 2-530 Moos

Are You Involved in Research with Human Participants?

Come to this weekly lecture series sponsored by the Center for Bioethics on the most critical and timely topics related to human participant research.

Taught by Dr. Steven Miles, Professor of Medicine and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, these lectures are available for anyone interested in learning more about national trends, best practices and the most up-to-date resources for conducting research with human participants.

Course Schedule:
  • Feb. 4: Data Integrity/Confidentiality*
  • Feb. 11: Informed Consent
  • Feb. 18: Consent Impaired Persons
  • Feb. 25: Vulnerable Persons
  • Mar. 3: Conflicts of Interest
  • Mar. 10: Standards for Publication*
  • Mar. 24: Data Safety Monitoring
  • Mar. 31: International Research
  • Apr. 7: Research Misconduct*
  • Apr. 14: Trial Registries
  • Apr. 21: Human Biospecimens
  • Apr. 28: Sentinel Events
  • May 5: Community Consent

*RCR-These three lectures fulfill the Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements: Publication Standards; Research Misconduct, and Data Integrity/Confidentiality.  

Learning objectives for each lecture.


Lectures are free and open to anyone. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is only required for individuals seeking RCR or AMA credit. Bibliographies from the slides will be provided for anyone in attendance. Full slide handouts are reserved for registered attendees.

RCR Credit

Register for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credits through Ulearn using RC6150 as your search. All three lectures must be taken to fulfill RCR requirements.

Note: The three RCR-eligible lectures of this course fulfill RCR requirements but are not intended to replace existing RCR coursework offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research that fulfills NSF and USDA-NIFA training requirements. See details

CME/CNE Credit

Each one hour lecture may be taken individually. The University of Minnesota Medical School designates each hour of this live activity for AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit ™. The total number of credits is determined by number of sessions attended. Preregistration for CME credit is required and can be done through the Continuing Professional Development website under "Live Activities."

Other healthcare professionals may obtain a statement of participation to submit to the accrediting organization for credit consideration. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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