Ethics and Scientific Research Study Guide
This is a course describing the ethical issues research scientists need to consider
when performing their research. First, you will be given the federal definition
of scientific misconduct and then you will be taken through images demonstrating
different types of data manipulation. Following these sections, you will be introduced
to the other ethical issues that need to be considered when conducting scientific
research, followed by questions about each issue that you will be required to answer.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to print a certificate demonstrating
that you have successfully completed the assignment.
Student Ethics Refresher Course
For students who have completed the basic course in scientific ethics, this exercise
contains descriptions of two laboratory research cases. The first case involves
laboratory record keeping while the second case involves the handling of laboratory
data. While you go through each case, you will answer questions regarding the conduct
of the laboratory members. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to print
a certificate demonstrating that you have successfully completed the assignment.
The courses are in the NCI-Frederick Training Portal. You must have a My NCI-Frederick
account to access the portal. If you do not have an account, aren't sure if you
have an account, or have forgotten your username and/or password, visit the
My NCI-Frederick website for help. Note: if you are not a NCI-Frederick
employee, leave the employee number box empty. Once you submit your request, you
will be sent an e-mail containing a link that you must click to confirm your account
request. You must confirm your account request before you can login.
The NCI-Frederick Training Portal is located at
http://training.ncifcrf.gov. Navigate to the portal and follow the instructions
for accessing the course. From there you can also view all training courses that
are available as well as review past courses and print certificates for courses
that you have successfully completed. Upon completion of the course, you will be
able to print a certificate indicating that you have successfully completed this
* Note: if you have already taken the NCI Student Ethics Course, select the NCI
Student Ethics Refresher Course.
To go directly to the course, navigate to the portal using the following links:
* Note: you do not have to be a member of the NCI to take these courses. The content
of these courses is applicable to students from all NIH institutes and external
For questions, contact:
Howard A. Young