Biomedical Research Integrity (BRI)

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) requires that all pre- and post-doctoral researchers supported by PHS training grants receive training in the responsible conduct of research. The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Bioethics and Humanities and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center developed the Biomedical Research Integrity (BRI) program to enable its researchers to meet the PHS requirement. Trainees and their principal investigators should determine the amount and format (in-person or online) of training hours required based on their award type. See the Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (2022).

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We will offer eight hours of training on both September 5, 2024 and March 18, 2025 (TBC). All sessions will be in-person in the HUB North Ballroom from 9 am-5 pm. We will no longer offer training during the summer. Contact Melissa Cox at mdcox@uw.edu with questions. 

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    Goals

    BRI participants will be able to:

    1. Recognize ethical issues and challenges to integrity that arise in the course of routine research practice;
    2. Formulate a justified response to research challenges, using select ethical decision-making tools; and
    3. Identify a sense of professional responsibility to take action and make good judgments that work to support good research practices.

    Note: This RCR training meets the NIH educational requirement for research trainees. This is not the RCR training site for NSF-funded undergrad/post-doc students. 

     

    Mission Statement

    This year, BRI sessions will not occur July through September. We will offer six hours of training on two days: 

    • September 5, 2024, North Ballroom, UW Hub, 9a-5 pm 
    • March 18, 2025, (date TBC) North Ballroom, UW Hub, 9a-5 pm

    Trainees and their principal investigators should determine the amount and format (in-person or online) of training hours required based on their award type. See the Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (2022). Typically, researchers are required to participate in: 

     

    • Eight hours of training every four years. You may take all eight hours in a single year or distribute sessions among multiple years. 
    • In-person training. You may take some training virtually but the majority must be in-person. 

    Contact 

    Oversight

    • Malia Fullerton, Director, Biomedical Research Integrity Program, UW, smfllrtn@uw.edu
    • Mandy Morneault, Chief Administrative Office, Office of Research, UW, vicka@uw.edu
    • Mari Ostendorf, Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research, University of Washington, ostendor@uw.edu
    • Karen Peterson, Director, Research Ethics Education, Research Administration and Faculty Affairs, Fred Hutch, kpeterso@fredhutch.org
    • Julie Severson, Director, Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings, Office of Research, University of Washington, severson@uw.edu

    Administration

    • Melissa Cox, Manager of Education Systems, Office of Research, UW, mdcox@uw.edu 
    • Amber Ismael, Office of Scientific Career Development Manager, Research Administration and Faculty Affairs, Fred Hutch, aismael@fredhutch.org
    • Laurie Stephan, Associate Director for Learning, Office of Research, UW, lauries@uw.edu

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