On Friday I had to attend my first of four Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) seminars, which are required for all students funded by NSF grants. Basically they are two-hour sessions that use case studies to foster conversation on ethics in research. The topic for the first one was why fabricating data and/or lying about your results is not how research should be done. And yes...the conclusions that you just drew and assumptions you made just from reading that last statement are the same conclusions you draw after discussing it in depth for two hours in heterogeneous small groups. But I suppose there were good points made by some and that some people probably needed the reminder. I was reminded not to lie about my results, learned how to use the BU shuttle to get from the main campus to the med. campus, and was rewarded with a beautiful view of the Boston skyline from the fourteenth floor of the Medical School building, so I am counting it a success.
|My beautiful city as seen from BU's med campus|
|Across the Charles- a view of Boston from Cambridge|
Yet another successful weekend.