On-line Resources in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Office of Research Integrity Introduction to RCR

by Nicholas Steneck, PhD

This booklet introduces the reader to the nine RCR core instructional areas in four sections that follows research from inception to planning, conducting, reporting, and reviewing research. The publication features case studies, text-box inserts, discussion questions, and electronic and printed resources.

Free PDF version:  http://ori.hhs.gov/ori-intro

 
On Being a Scientist : Responsible Conduct in Research  (1995)

Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine
$5 PDF version, or read the HTML version for free at: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309051967/html/index.html

 

The Council of Graduate Schools has links to RCR programs at several universities:

http://www.cgsnet.org/scholarly-integrity-and-responsible-conduct-research-rcr

 
Exemplary on-line RCR courses:

(Self-paced lectures, videos, case studies, self-tests on the various aspects of RCR)

North Carolina State University

http://openseminar.org/ethics/modules/1/index/screen.do

 
California State University Long Beach

http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/research/our/compliance/orientation/


 

University of Maine 

 Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects

/research/research-compliance/institutional-review-board-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-irb/

 
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

http://www.umaine.edu/research/research-compliance/institutional-animal-care-and-use-committee-iacuc/

 
Biosafety

http://www.umaine.edu/research/research-compliance/institutional-biosafety-committee-ibc/

 
Policies and Procedures

http://umaine.edu/orsp/policy-procedure/



 

Resources on Ethics for Specific disciplines:

Engineering, Biological Sciences, Computer Science

www.onlineethics.org

 
History

http://www.web-miner.com/historyethics.htm

 
Communication Sciencesand Disorders

http://www.asha.org/about/ethics/

 
Art and Creativity

http://www.web-miner.com/artethics.htm

 
Nursing

http://www.nursingethics.ca/

http://nursingworld.org/mods/mod580/code.pdf

 
Business

http://www.web-miner.com/busethics.htm

http://business-ethics.org/

http://www.businessethics.ca/

http://www.bhef.com/

 
Psychology

http://www.apa.org/ethics/homepage.html

 
Education

http://www.ethicsineducation.com/

 
Nutrition

http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=4294967309

 
Biomedical

www.bioethics.net

http://www.nih.gov/sigs/bioethics/

 
Food and Agriculture

http://www.fao.org/ethics/index_en.htm

 
Forestry

http://www.safnet.org/about/codeofethics.cfm

 
Social Work

http://www.ifsw.org/p38000398.html

http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/sept02/ferman1.htm


 

Professional Ethics Resources

 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/

 
List of online codes of ethics for various professions

http://www.iit.edu/~ethics/library/?q=taxonomy/term/686