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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

QBS 700 Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research

Required course for all Quantitative Biomedical Sciences graduate students. Generally consists of five two hour sessions as well as additional reading and preparation.

is course is part of a campus-wide series that is required of all Dartmouth graduate students. QBS 700 covers issues regarding the responsible and ethical conduct in graduate training, research in the biomedical setting, and careers and internships in industry and academia.  Topics that will be covered are professionalism, authorship, mentoring, data collection, and rigor and reproducibility in the training and careers that have applications in bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology, data science, and medical informatics. The current curriculum was developed by the Graduate Studies Office in collaboration with the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth.  There are 5 sessions in the pre-term and fall term where we will meet with first-year QBS graduate students to  facilitate discussions on ethical dilemmas that they may encounter in training, in the biomedical research setting, and in their internships and careers. Case studies will be used to provide a framework for discussions on ethical issues spanning the topics listed below. This course seeks to coordinate basic training in professional ethics for QBS MS and PhD students that is required of all Dartmouth graduate students as well provide ethical training in the biomedical sciences required for NIH-sponsored research.  While the five sessions of the course will  cover f topics related to NIH-sponsored research including ethical use of research subjects and intellectual property, ultimately we aim to make this course applicable to our diverse QBS cohort.


Dr. Kristine Giffin & Dr. John Brand