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Ethics CORE for Students

Ethics CORE's mission is to centralize information on research ethics in the sciences so that you can easily find materials that will help you learn and address ethics issues that you encounter. Here are some places where you might want to start exploring Ethics CORE:

Also, if you register as an Ethics CORE user, you will be able to form discussion groups with other students and connect with university faculty and industry researchers in your field. The Ethics CORE community can be a resource for you when you have questions or want to learn more about a particular aspect of someone's work.

Links for Undergraduate Students

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research

  • New to research and have no idea what the "Responsible Conduct of Research" is? Read the Nine Core Areas defined by the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
  • On Being a Scientist, 3rd ed., published by the National Academies Press. You can start reading it online for free.
  • Sigma Xi resources on Research Ethics. Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement.

Professional Ethics

Ethics in Computing

  • Johnson, Deborah G., and Keith W. Miller. (2004). Ethical issues for Computer Scientists. In A.B. Tucker (Ed.), Computer Science Handbook (2nd ed, pp. 2-1 to 2-12). Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.
  • Loui, Michael C., and Keith W. Miller. (2009). Ethics and professional responsibility in computing. In B.W. Wah (Ed.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering (pp. 1131-1142). New York: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9780470050118
  • Ethics in Computing, an NC State University website.

Links for Graduate Students

Links for International Students

  • Engineering Ethics 0800, a free online course developed at Texas Tech University specifically for international graduate students

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