Michael Quick

Seminar on Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics

Professor Michael W. Quick

The USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and the USC College Research Office invite graduate students from all disciplines, particularly those in the sciences, to register for this three-part seminar. Professor Michael W. Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching lead this seminar.

October 16, 23, & 30, (ALL SESSIONS REQUIRED)
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: HNB 100

Limited to the first 60 registrations - REGISTRATION OPEN

The majority of the class will be organized around the discussion of cases that illustrate legal or ethical aspects of conducting scientific research.

Successful completion of the course is based upon attendance of all three (3) sessions and class participation.

There are no prerequisites to enroll. There is no cost to participants.


If one asks most people, including scientists, about the concept of scientific integrity they will often focus on the idea of scientific misconduct related to faking data. But the greater issue of scientific integrity is the proper conduct of oneself as an academician and a scientist.

This course is designed to present philosophical but also practical aspects of the following issues:

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