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Fall 2012-2013
GEO 503 / AOS 503   P/D/F Only

Responsible Conduct of Research in Geosciences

Leo Donner
Stephan A. Fueglistaler
Gerta Keller
Ngar-Cheung Lau
Sonya A. Legg
François Morel
Tullis C. Onstott
Samuel G. Philander
Allan M. Rubin
Daniel M. Sigman
Jeroen Tromp
Gabriel A. Vecchi

Course educates Geosciences and AOS students in the responsible conduct of research using case studies appropriate to these disciplines. This discussion-based course focuses on issues related to the use of scientific data, publication practices and responsible authorship, peer review, research misconduct, conflicts of interest, the role of mentors & mentees, issues encountered in collaborative research and the role of scientists in society. Successful completion is based on attendance, reading, and active participation in class discussions. Course satisfies University requirement for RCR training.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to read material provided before each session and come to class prepared to lead and join in discussions on case studies. Each session is guided by two senior faculty members.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%

Other Requirements:
Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22421 L01 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Th   Guyot Hall   155   Enrolled:19 Limit:30