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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility (R3) in Scientific Practice8/22/2020Recommended10/20/2020
Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility (R3) in Scientific Practice Program Description
The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) proposes a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate Program on Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility (R3) in Scientific Practice. The certificate program emphasizes research practice applicable, introductory graduate level training in epistemology, logic, ethics, as well as quantitative and communication skills. The program specifically addresses the “3R” core norms of good scientific practice, applied across the health and science disciplines, which include fundamental and trans-disciplinary application skills in: <br>• Rigor, critical thinking, and objectivity in scientific conduct <br>• Reproducibility through appropriate, quantitative research methodology <br>• Responsibility of scientists toward the research community and society. <br> <br>The program is designed for part- or full-time JHU graduate students (either online or on campus) who wish to earn a graduate-level certificate in advanced, trans-disciplinary research skills. Participants will value the program’s specific focus on the philosophical underpinnings that form the fundamental framework of how science works, thereby keeping a broad perspective in mind that allows them to understand the principles underlying good scientific practice research from the bench science to the public health disciplines. The program will require successful completion of a minimum of 18 credits of didactic course work, in addition to a capstone paper (no extra credit requirements).