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Example Ethics and Professional Conduct

Examples to Follow

Codes of Ethics

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Professional Ethics Report (archives)
American Association of University Professors – Statement on Professional Ethics
American Geophysical Union – Publication Ethics Guidelines, case studies, and links
American Institute of Biological Sciences – Ethics Statement
American Society of Plant Biologists – Ethics in Publishing
Committee on Publication Ethics – resources specifically for editors, but also includes information for authors
Ecological Society of America – Code of Ethics
Society for Conservation Biology – Code of Member Ethics
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology – Code of Ethics

Position Statements

American Institute of Biological Sciences and 12 other associations – Scientific Peer Review

Ethics Resources from the National Academies Press

Responsible Science, Volume I: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process (1992)
Responsible Science, Volume II: Background Papers and Resource Documents (1993)
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research, Second Edition (1995)
The Experiences and Challenges of Science and Ethics: Proceedings of an American-Iranian Workshop (2003)
Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials: Responsibilities of Authorship in the Life Sciences (2003)

Ethics Papers and Articles

A Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Misconduct pdf – by Bob Montgomerie and Tim Birkhead. 2005. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Newsletter 17(1): 16-21.
The mismeasurement of science – by Peter A. Lawrence, Current Biology 17(15): R583-R585, 7 August 2007.
What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important? by David B. Resnik, December 1, 2015, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – a nice introduction piece with examples and links Why we need an “ecological ethics” – by Ben A Minteer and James P Collins, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(6): 332–337

Training Materials

Research Ethics – training slides on topics in research ethics, cultural competence and community-based research from the Northeast Ethics Education Partnership

Directories of Ethics Links

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions – Illinois Institute of Technology
Online Ethics Center – National Academy of Engineering Resources for Research Ethics Education – maintained by UCSD with many topics for teaching research ethics