January 21, 2016 – May 5, 2016

Thursdays, 4:30- 5:30 pm

Malcolm Moos Tower - Room 2-530
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota Medical School

Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-624-9440
Website: www.bioethics.umn.edu

Office of Continuing Professional Development
University of Minnesota Medical School

Steven Miles, MD
Professor and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

This series of lectures presents various legal and regulatory standards that apply to research using human participants. Some are of general interest (e.g., Informed Consent); others will interest more specialized researchers (e.g., International Research). Three lectures, Publication Standards, Data Research Integrity/Confidentiality, and Research Misconduct fulfill Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements.

This conference is ideal for anyone conducting research that includes human subjects, such as primary care physicians, physician assistants, researchers, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals.


  • Jan 21 - Introduction: NIH, OHRP and the Common Rule
  • Jan 28 - IRBs: Nature, Duties, Powers
  • Feb 4 - Data Integrity/Confidentiality
  • Feb 11 - Informed Consent
  • Feb 18 - Consent Impaired Persons
  • Feb 25 - Vulnerable Persons
  • Mar 3 - Conflicts of Interest
  • Mar 10 - Standards for Publication
  • Spring Break
  • Mar 24 - Data Safety Monitoring
  • Mar 31 - International Research
  • Apr 7 - Research Misconduct
  • Apr 14 - Trial Registries
  • Apr 21 - Human Biospecimens
  • Apr 28 - Sentinel Events
  • May 5 - Community Consent

These lectures will replace RCR offerings by Center for Bioethics Faculty.

These lectures do not replace offerings on research ethics education offered by or approved by the Office of the Vice President for Research. See details at http://research.umn.edu/reo/education/index.html

Download the course flyer.

Upon completion of each section (or any subset or all of the sections), attendees should be better able to:

  • List relevant standards for research with human participants on the covered topic areas
  • Perform the application for relevant standards for research with human participants on the covered topic areas

Download the complete list of course objectives.


The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other Health care professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

$35.00 per topic
Note: Registration is required only if you are claiming AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Select “Add to Cart” on the right side to register for a topic. To select additional topics, click the plus (+) symbol for each section on the right, then “Add to Cart.”   In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 293, Mayo Memorial Bldg. G-254, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund if you notify us 5 business days prior to the lecture start. No refunds will be made after that.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Medical School, at (612) 626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or e-mail us at cme@umn.edu.

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