Johns Hopkins OCME


Course on Research Ethics (C.O.R.E.)

Presented by

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education

Please click on 8 digit number below to be taken to the registration page for that specific date
Activity Dates for 2010/2011:
80023058 ------Wednesday, July 21, 2010
80023057 ------Tuesday, October 19, 2010
80024410 ------Wednesday, January 5, 2011
80024411 ------Thursday, March 31, 2011
80024477 ------Wednesday, May 18, 2011
80024475 ------Wednesday, July 6, 2011
80024480 ------Monday, October 3, 2011

Course Description
The Johns Hopkins University is deeply committed to the protection of human research subjects. This commitment begins with comprehensive compulsory education and training of its faculty, student and staff researchers who conduct human subjects research. The Course on Research Ethics (C.O.R.E.) is designed to address key concepts in human subjects protection in specific research communities. C.O.R.E. combines lectures and small group discussions to provide practical information on the ethical issues involved in research protocol development and implementation.

Course Objectives
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize aspects of study design that can be ethically problematic including subject selection, research-related risks, conflicts of interest, and use of vulnerable populations.
  • Describe the key concepts in informed consent including respect for autonomy, voluntariness, decision-making capacity, disclosure of information, and understanding.
  • Recognize the key concepts in the responsible conduct of research, including data acquisition and management, mentor/trainee responsibilities, publication practices and authorship standards, conflicts of interest and commitment, and scientific misconduct.


Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of your selected activity date.

Thomas B. Turner Building
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
The Turner Building is located on Rutland Avenue at Monument Street. Directions and campus parking information are available on our website under the contact and travel section at Handicapped parking is available in the nearby Rutland Garage. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.

8:30  9:00 	Registration and Refreshment Break
9:00  10:30	Workshop #1
10:30  10:45	Registration and Refreshment Break
10:45  12:15	Workshop #2
12:15  1:00	Registration, Refreshment Break, and Lunch on Own
1:00  2:30	Workshop #3
2:30  2:45	Registration and Refreshment Break
2:45  4:15	Workshop #4

Course participants can register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 workshops.

New faculty will be expected to attend 2 workshops to fulfill their training requirement.

Recertifying faculty will be expected to attend at least 1 workshop.

Fellows will have to attend 4-8 different Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshops over time to fulfill their training grant requirements.

Potential Workshop Topics: Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentorship, Authorship, Peer Review, Data Management, Ownership of Data/Tissue, Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, Training and Management of Research Staff, Use of Animals, International Research, IRB Review, Assessment of Risk in Research, Issues of Study Design, Pediatric Research, Stem Cell Research, Genetics.


REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: 6 calendar days prior to activity

Methods of Payment: Payment by check, credit card, tuition remission, or departmental budget number must accompany the registration form prior to the activity. Foreign payments must be by credit card or with a U.S. Dollar World Money Order. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.

Registration Fees:

Faculty..............................................$50.00 per workshop x up to 4
House staff*/Fellows*/Residents*/Students*...........Complimentary
*with verification of status  please provide a clear copy of your Hopkins ID badge or letter from department head

If you have questions concerning the activity please contact:

Carolyn Burke
CME Conference Coordinator
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Phone: 410-955-6046
Mark T. Hughes, MD
Course Director
Phone: 410-955-1733

For registration information contact:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20
Phone: 410-955-2959

Activity Dates for 2010 / 2011:
80023058 Wednesday, July 21, 2010
80023057 Tuesday, October 19, 2010
80024410 ------Wednesday, January 5, 2011
80024411 ------Thursday, March 31, 2011
80024477 ------Wednesday, May 18, 2011
80024475 ------Wednesday, July 6, 2011
80024480 ------Monday, October 3, 2011

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