PERCSS RCR Ethics Workshop

April 6, 2018
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Moore Auditorium (Medical Campus, North Building)

Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship (PERCSS)

This workshop features presentations on WashU policies and procedures related to the responsible conduct of research (RCR) as well as case study sessions facilitated by WashU faculty. These small-group discussions will address important issues related to research misconduct and mentor-trainee relationships. All members of the WashU community who are actively engaged in research and interested in RCR are welcome to attend. This workshop is highly recommended for postdocs, career award recipients, and other junior research team members.

Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required via Learn@Work.


The Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship (PERCSS) was created to fulfill the obligations of Washington University to teach and actively promote integrity in science and scholarship. PERCSS offers face-to-face learning sessions, ethics lectures, and online learning modules to provide the tools necessary to help our research community conduct ethical and responsible research.

RCR Training Requirements

This event will help fulfill four hours of the RCR requirement for both NSF and applicable NIH awards.

  • NIH – Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs on NIH training grants, career awards, or fellowships are required to receive 8 hours of RCR education.
  • NSF – Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs on any NSF award are required to receive 1 hour of face-to-face education per year (in addition to one-time completion of the online PERCSS curriculum).

Topics and Speakers

Mentor-Trainee Relationships

Gregory Storch, MD
Professor, Pediatrics – Infectious Disease

Research Integrity

Aubrey Morrison, MD
Research Integrity Officer (RIO)
Professor, Medicine – Division Nephrology

Faculty-Led Case Study Discussions

Koong-Nah Chung, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Director, Office of Medical Student Research

Mitchell Sommers, PhD
Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Pamela Woodard, MD
Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Research


Registration & Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – noon
Plenary Session: 12:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Case Study Discussions: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration is Required
  • Seating is limited, pre-registration is required by April 5.
  • Follow this link to Learn@Work, enter your WUSTL key, and follow the prompts to complete your enrollment.
  • Enrollment is free for this workshop.

For more information on PERCSS, please visit or contact Danica Johnson at or 314.747-5574.

This event is sponsored by the Research Education & Information office.