Program in Biomedical Sciences
PIBS 504: Rigor & Reproducibility Training
Rigor & Reproducibility Training (PIBS 504) is in session every winter from January to April. Course materials are available online through CANVAS, and discussion will take place in one two-hour session offered at many different times throughout the semester.
Per NIH requirements the discussion sessions will include:
• Transparency in Research
• Blinding and Randomization
• Biological and Technical Replicates
• Sample Size, Outliers and Exclusion Criteria
In addition, PIBS 504 will cover 3 additional topics of relevance for rigor and reproducibility:
• Data Presentation
• Sex as a Biological Variable
• Reagent Verification
Graduate Students: Register for PIBS 504 (1 credit) in Wolverine Access.
Postdoctoral Fellows, K99/K08 Awardees, UROP Students, PREP Scholars, and individuals renewing their training: DO NOT register for the course in Wolverine Access (you will receive a certificate, but not an official grade). Please contact the course administrator, Kathryn Melvin, to request a spot in the course. Deadline for 2018 enrollment: Feb. 1.
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NOTE: PEERRS (the online ethics course for faculty) does NOT satisfy this requirement for students and postdoctoral fellows according to the NIH.