The purpose of teaching research ethics is to promote integrity in the work of any investigator, staff and scholar engaged in the conduct of research.  Grounded in the science of teaching ethical conduct of research in the most effective manner, Brown’s research ethics education is primarily presented via in-person lectures and supplemented by online training. For those with further interest in this topic, below are some additional resources, including reading and interactive materials.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Research Integrity:

​Steneck, N. (2004) Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research 
The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct (Interactive movie)

Federal regulations and requirements

NIH: Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research
NSF: Responsible Conduct of Research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS & NAS: Compilation of Resources on Scientific Misconduct and Research Integrity

Journal and Newspaper Articles:

Books and Textbooks

 All of the textbooks listed below are available for loan from the Office of Research Integrity

  • National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (2009): On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research.

  • Comstock G (2013): Research Ethics: A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

  • Shamoo AE, Resnick DB (2002): Responsible Conduct of Research. Oxford University Press, New York.

  • Israel, M and Hay, I (2006): Research Ethics for Social Scientists: Between Ethical Conduct and Regulatory Compliance. Thousand Oaks, CA; Sage Publications.

  • Macrina, FL (2014): Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research. Fourth edition, ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

  • Martin, MW and Schinzinger, R (2008): Introduction to Engineering Ethics. Second edition, McGraw-Hill, NY.