Reasonable Conduct in Science OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Class on Scientific Research Ethics

Published May 18, 2009

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The ethical concerns of neuroscience research techniques are explored in 'Reasonable Conduct in Science,' a free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The original course was an elective option in MIT's Brain and Cognitive Science master's degree program.

Reasonable Conduct in Science: Course Specifics

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Reasonable Conduct in Science: Course Description

Topics on conducting responsible scientific research are explored in the free OpenCourseWare, 'Reasonable Conduct in Science,' presented by MIT. Issues concerning responsible behavior in animal and human research in the field of cognitive science are the focus in this class taught by Professor Matthew Wilson. Discussion on topics important to researchers, such as data handling, intellectual property, mentoring and publication, are covered in the course content. The original MIT class was a Brain and Cognitive Science Department master's program elective option.

This free OpenCourseWare includes a concise class reading list, a summary of course assignments, a resource list with links to external sites and downloadable course materials. To view these assorted course materials, visit the neuroscience course page.

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