Attend upcoming SOURCE seminars about research skills and graduate school

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Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors hosts a variety of education seminars and events to enhance your undergraduate research experience at Case Western Reserve University. Workshops are also offered to help students navigate the graduate school admission process.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research is a four-part seminar series focused on research ethics for undergraduate researchers.  Students who complete all four sessions receive a Certificate of Completion.

Session 1: Communication & Collaboration in Research

Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.

This session will cover what you should expect from the relationships you have with the principal investigator, the graduate students, post-docs, and lab staff and understanding what training you should have before you start.

Session 2: Lab Safety

Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

Research involves inherent risks to those working in the laboratory. If you plan to work with viruses, radiation, or other potentially harmful substances, learn how to protect yourself and understand what training you should have before you start.

Session 3: Humans & Animal Research

Nov. 3 at 4 p.m.

When performing research involving humans or animals it is important to understand your responsibilities.  This session will cover how to protect human subjects in research as well as outline the practices employed by the University to ensure humane care and use of animals in research.

Session 4: Data Management

Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.

Data management encompasses many topics including acquisition, analysis, security, confidentiality, sharing, custody, and retention of data. This seminar will introduce the standards available for managing research data and providing guidelines for best practices.

RCR is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and SOURCE.

Graduate School Prep Workshops

Graduate School Admission Process in STEM Fields: Organizing for Success

Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.

This workshop will cover many components of the graduate application process, with a particular focus on STEM students.  Also, a panel of faculty share in depth knowledge of the graduate admissions process.

Applying to Graduate School in Social Sciences and Writing Those Pesky Personal Statements

Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will have a particular focus on personal statements for students who plan to pursue graduate education in the Social Sciences field.

Visit the SOURCE website for the full list of upcoming seminars.