Ethics in Science (Virginia Tech)
- contents of this site
- Science Ethics Resources
- Science Ethics Bibliography
- An extensive list of publications that pertain to ethics and misconduct
- Online Science Ethics
- Internet-based resources that are related to ethics and misconduct in science,
including hyperlinks to online professional codes of conduct.
- Ethics in the Physical Sciences: CourseOutline and Reference Books (PDF,
68KB) Material for an ethics course for science majors, by Dr. Linda M.
Sweeting, Towson State University,
- Ethical Aspects of Research: Individual and Institutional Issues
- A graduate level course by professors Henry Bauer and Patrick Croskery at
Virginia Tech, Fall 1996.
- Selected Essays on Ethics in Science
- Ethics in Science
- An essay on the scientific method (or lack thereof) and the consequences
of misconduct in science. Adapted from lectures given by Henry Bauer at
- Bad Science
- An essay on bad science with examples from forensics by D. H. Garrison,
Jr., Forensic Services Unit, Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids,
- Misconduct in Science
- An essay by Vincent Hamner that explores the types of scientific misconduct
and examines a few contemporary examples. The author asks "Do scientists
really need a professional code of ethics?".
- On Being a Scientist
- Describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the
personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work.
Prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and
Public Policy, which is a joint committee of the National Academies of Sciences
and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. See the preface for a more
- The Chemist's Creed
- The conventionally accepted code of conduct that professional chemists agree
to follow. The Chemist's Creed was adopted by the American Chemical Society
in 1965. An updated version was approved and adopted by the ACS in 1994.