Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

GRAD 600: Research Ethics

The Graduate School is excited to partner with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to offer GRAD 600: Research Ethics.

The 1-credit hour course will be taught Thursdays at 12:00 noon for the Spring, 2020 term. The course will be graded pass/fail.


Catalog Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with several issues related to the ethical conduct of scientific research.

Topics for the course will include regulations, research misconduct, protection of human subjects, welfare of laboratory animals, data management, and conflicts of interest. Other topics will also be appealing for graduate students, including mentor trainee responsibilities, collaborative research, and authorship. In addition, students will learn peer review, grants, and avoiding predatory journals.

The course will provide 8 hours of in-person ethics training required by NIH and NSF for those working on grants involving human participants.

Questions about the course content can be directed to Dr. Mary Jourdan (