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External Resources

External Resources is maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Research. If you have suggestions for links to other useful sites or suggestions to make this site more usable, please send them to ResearchIntegrity@ttu.edu.

Ethics CORE Digital Library - National Center for Professional & Research Ethics

The Ethics CORE (Collaborative Online Resource Environment) is a digital library funded by the National Science Foundation. The searchable database contains web resources related to research ethics such as collaboration tools, multimedia educational materials, research literature links and RCR mentoring materials. here.

New: Conventions of Scientific Authorship (from AAAS)

Feature article on inclusiveness and authorship credit.here.

New: Working with Research Staff & Trainees

Feature article on how to manage a lab and staff. here.

Science Careers (from the journal Science) Feature Index: Research Integrity

Feature article on research integrity encouraging conscious, questioning analysis. here.

Journal: Science and Engineering Ethics

This multi-disciplinary journal explores ethical issues relating to scientists and engineers. Read current and previous issues here.

Resource from Nature: Responding to Research Wrongdoing in the Lab - A Guide

[1] Koocher, G. P., & Keith-Spiegel, P. (2010). Peers nip misconduct in the bud. Nature, 466 (7305), 438-440. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7305/full/466438a.html

Supplementary materials: http://www.ethicsresearch.com/images/Method_Results_July_22_2010_a.pdf

[2] Keith-Spiegel P., Sieber J., & Koocher G.P. (2010). Responding to research wrongdoing: a user-friendly guide. http://www.ethicsresearch.com/images/RRW_7-17-10.pdf. Project website: http://www.ethicsresearch.com/freeresources/rrwresearchwrongdoing.html

Federal Resources and Guidelines

National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nih.gov

National Science Foundation (NSF): www.nsf.gov

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP):www.hhs.gov/ohrp

Office of Research Integrity (ORI): www.ori.dhhs.gov

Office of Science and Technology Policy: www.ostp.gov

Resources from the National Academies Press



Responsible Conduct of Research Instruction

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research: www.onlineethics.org

Open Seminar in Research Ethics:www.openseminar.org/ethics

  • Source: Gary Comstock, North Carolina State University and OpenSeminar.org

Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions:www.poynter.indiana.edu

  • Source: Indiana University Bloomington

Project for Scholarly Integrity:www.scholarlyintegrity.org

  • Source: Council of Graduate Schools

Teaching Chemical Research Ethics:www.lib.duke.edu/chem/ethics

  • Source: Chemistry Library, Duke University

Teaching Ethics for Research, Scholarship & Practice:www.research.umn.edu/ethics

  • Source: The University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President for Research

Professional Association Codes, Policies and Guidance

American Anthropological Association

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Chemical Society

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Physical Society (APS)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Sources of Commentary and Debate

AMSA PharmFree Scorecard 2009:www.amsascorecard.org

Bioethics Resources on the Web:bioethics.od.nih.gov

  • Source: National Institutes of Health
  • Overview: Site maintained by the chair of the NIH Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group.

Science Progress: www.scienceprogress.org

  • Source: Center for American Progress
  • Overview: Explorations of responsibilities of science and research.

European Code of Conduct

Link to the European Code of Conduct inspired by the First World Conference on Research Integrity (2007). here.