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AMS 532, Journal Club  in Computational Biology
The goal of this course is for students to hone critical reading and analytic skills through discussions of literature in the area of Computational Biology. Participants take turn being a "discussion leader" who informally guides the group through a peer-reviewed manuscript for which all Journal Club members will have to read in advance of the meeting. Meetings in the Spring semester will include in Person Training (IPT) in Responsible conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) on topics that comprise (1) Integrity in Scholarship, (2) Scientific Misconduct, (3) Mentoring, (4) Ownership and Authorship, (5) Plagiarism, (6) Data Management, (7) Journalism and Science, (8) Human Subjects, and (9) Laboratory Animals.

0-1 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

This course is offered as both AMS 532 and PHY 665.  Offered in fall and springs semesters.

Text: No textbook


Learning Outcomes:

1) Actively participate in Journal Club discussions on Computationally Biology literature.

2) Hone critical reading skills and lead discussions on literature related to Laboratory Rotations (AMS-531).

3) Give oral presentations on specific rotation projects performed during Laboratory Rotations (AMS-531).

4) Gain training in responsible conduct of research (RCR), as mandated by the university and federal funding agencies (e.g. NIH, NSF, DOE, DOD), arranged in the following sections: 
      * Course Overview: Fulfilling Responsible Conduct in Research Training;
      * Integrity in Scholarship;
      * Scientific Misconduct;
      * Mentoring;
      * Ownership and Authorship;
      * Plagiarism;
      * Data Management;
      * Journalism and Science;
      * Responsible Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects;
      * Responsible Conduct of Research Involving Laboratory Animals.