Biomedical Research Integrity Program

"Integrity from the Inside Out"

Sponsored by the Department of Bioethics & Humanities
School of Medicine, University of Washington

The Public Health Service (PHS) and its research institutions require that all pre-and post-doctoral researchers supported by PHS training grants receive training in the responsible conduct of research. The School of Medicine has developed a program of lectures with associated discussion groups, entitled the Biomedical Research Integrity (BRI) Program, for its researchers to meet this requirement. All School of Medicine trainees are required to participate.

~~PROGRAM GOALS:
Upon program completion, 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.

2018 Lecture Poster (PDF)

Lecture #1 Poster (PDF)    In person lecture evaluation: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbri/357641

Lecture #2 Poster (PDF)  In person lecture evaluation: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbri/357723

Lecture #3 Poster (PDF) In person lecture evaluation: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbri/357708

Lecture #4 Poster (PDF) In person lecture evaluation: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbri/357709

Please read our mission statement (PDF). 

NIH Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research 

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. For more information on the NSF training, please visit their website NSF-FUNDED RCR training information

Ethical Decision-Making

It should be noted that ethical decision-making is a process rather than a specific correct answer. In this sense, unethical behavior is defined by a failure to engage in the process of ethical decision-making. It is always unacceptable to have made no reasonable attempt to define a consistent and defensible basis for conduct.*

* NIH Office of Intramural Research
https://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/ethical-conduct/responsible-conduct-resea...