Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) 504

Rigor and Reproducibility Training

Taught in winter term with sessions running January – April.
Contact PibsCourses@med.umich.edu.

Course materials are available online through CANVAS, and discussion will take place in one two-hour session offered at many different times throughout the semester.

Per NIH requirements the discussion sessions will include:
• Transparency in Research
• Blinding and Randomization
• Biological and Technical Replicates
• Sample Size, Outliers and Exclusion Criteria

In addition, PIBS 504 will cover 3 additional topics of relevance for rigor and reproducibility:
• Data Presentation
• Sex as a Biological Variable
• Reagent Verification

Registration
Graduate Students: Register for PIBS 504 (1 credit) in Wolverine Access.

Postdoctoral Fellows, K99/K08 Awardees, UROP Students, PREP Scholars, and individuals renewing their training: DO NOT register for the course in Wolverine Access (you will receive a certificate, but not an official grade).