As part of the revised curriculum of the NIH T32 Training Grant mechanism, 6 hr of formal instruction in ethics of research are now required.
We therefore implemented a four-session seminar (6 hr total time) structured around assigned readings, didactic presentations, and group discussions.
The objective of this research project was to assess whether this new program provided our trainees with a framework for ethical conduct in research.
Twelve trainees completed the ethics course ; 8 trainees who had not yet taken the ethics course served as a control group.
All trainees answered a 72-item questionnaire of our own design that examined a variety of issues in research ethics.
We compared the responses of seminar participant and nonparticipant groups using the Fisher exact teat and Student t test for nominal and ordinal data, respectively.
Both groups of trainees perceived that too much emphasis was placed on quantity rather than quality of publications.
Both groups felt that this pressure emanated from department chairmen rather than laboratory mentors (P<0.0001).
In contrast to these shared perceptions, the two groups demonstrated many differences in their comprehension of research ethics.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethique, Recherche, Chirurgie, Programme scientifique, Etude cohorte, Homme, Etudiant, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethics, Research, Surgery, Scientific program, Cohort study, Human, Student, Medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0191804
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.