The Research and Technology Management division provides a number of courses and educational events for researchers.
Responsible Conduct of Research
In order to maintain an institutional culture that supports research integrity, Memorial Sloan Kettering offers an annual Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course for its research trainees. This course is intended to fulfill mandated requirements for RCR instruction as required by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
The course is required for all Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University first-year graduate students, and for Memorial Sloan Kettering first-year postdoctoral researchers and fellows in clinical fellowship programs (at the discretion of their program director). It is mandatory for individuals appointed to federally funded training programs or projects.
- Research Misconduct (including whistleblowing and dispute resolution)
- Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership (including enhancing reproducibility), and Safe Laboratory Practices
- Animal Welfare
- Use of Human Subjects
- Conflicts of Interest
- Authorship and Responsible Publication Practices
- Peer Review
- Collaboration and Mentoring
- The Scientist and Social Responsibility and Export Control
Memorial Sloan Kettering participants must complete the fall 2014 RCR online training through the Learning Management System in CONNECT. Other external learners must take the web-hosted version of the three part course: Part I, Part II and Part III. Questions, contact RTMROC@mskcc.org.
Other Educational Opportunities
Research and Technology Management hosts a number of educational events, predominately from September to June, covering a wide range of topics for research faculty, trainees, and staff. These events include lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, e-clinics, and networking events.
Topics change each year and have included grant writing, proposal development, financial conflicts of interest, NIH public access policy, authorship and responsible publication practices, laboratory safety, effort reporting, and more.