Mass General Brigham Research Compliance Education Series for Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for the scientific integrity of research produced at Mass General Brigham Institutions and for instilling research ethics in the students, fellows, and junior investigators they supervise.  

To help PIs navigate through a complex regulatory environment, Mass General Brigham Research Compliance has developed mandatory online training consisting of two modules: Research Misconduct Prevention and Financial Stewardship of Grants and Contracts. Together, these modules identify definitions, regulatory and policy requirements, and PI responsibilities for when a research misconduct allegation is brought to their attention, as well as best practices for fostering a culture of compliance and integrity within their labs and research groups, and provides an overview of federal, institutional, and sponsor requirements for financial management of grants and contracts.  Many physicians and PhD scientists receive grants and contracts without formal training in research finance; this course seeks to correct that gap.

This activity consists of two 30-minute sections. You must view BOTH presentations and complete the post-test and evaluation to mark the course as complete. 

Latest Review Date: August 16, 2023


Target Audience

This activity is intended for: All Mass General Brigham Principal Investigators with active grants, contracts, and/or Research Sundry accounts

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the federal definition of Research Misconduct, what constitutes Research Misconduct, and PIs’ reporting obligations when allegations of Research Misconduct are brought to their attention.
  2. Demonstrate a culture of compliance and scientific integrity, including how to manage data responsibly.
  3. Describe basic federal, sponsor, and institutional financial policies for different federal funding instruments and their requirements as well as federal cost principals.

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Heather Cosier, JD, MA
Compliance Audit & Business Integrity,
Mass General Brigham Research Compliance

Since the content of this activity is non-clinical, disclosure forms were not collected

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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