Launching Research Pt. 1: Laboratory Readiness
The purpose of this course, Launching Research, Part 1: Laboratory Readiness, is to inspire students to confidently explore research and acquaint them with skills that they will use throughout the course of their education and career. The purpose is also to introduce the concept that research can provide new and exciting opportunities. This course will help mentees or students get acclimated and introduced to the research laboratory and laboratory setting.
This course is divided into three modules. The first module introduces the user to research, provides guidelines for mentor and mentee responsibilities, and discusses the development of a professional image. The second module addresses research compliance including the protection of human subjects, the welfare of laboratory animals, and guidance for developing standard operating procedures. The third module covers research ethics including conflicts of interest, article perspectives, research articles, and provides instruction for creating and maintaining a laboratory notebook.
Each module will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and users are able to pause between lessons within the modules. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course.