Welcome to the Resources for Research Ethics Education website!

Taking Notes

The purpose of this site is to provide resources and tools for teachers of research ethics.

The goal is to promote best practices and evidence-based research ethics education.


This is intended to be an inclusive effort.
If you have corrections or additions,
or if you would like to take on a more significant role
in contributing to this project,
please contact us at ethics@ucsd.edu.


What's New?

  • NAPRI (July 2010):
    Hosting of virtual home for the newly formed National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity.
  • Portal (June 2010):
    Links to leading online resources for research ethics education.
  • Revised Educational Settings (June 2010):
    Restructured to focus on primary categories of educational settings: classroom, Internet, and in the context of research.
  • Expanded Discussion Tools (February 2010):
    Added variety of new tools other than case studies for fostering research ethics education.
  • Overview (January 2010):
    Brief introduction to key points about the topic of research ethics; suitable for trainees at all levels and in most research disciplines.


  • Introduction:
    Introductory material covering definitions of research ethics and ethics, rationales and goals for teaching research ethics, the fundamental importance of evaluating outcomes for research ethics education, and a portal to other useful online research ethics education resources.
  • Topics:
    Brief essays and resources covering selected topics in research ethics, including an overview of research ethics or responsible conduct of research (RCR).
  • Educational Settings:
    Descriptions and examples of various settings for teaching research ethics (classroom, Internet, etc.).
  • Discussion Tools:
    Descriptions and examples for a variety of tools and approaches for encouraging research ethics discussion (e.g., case studies, debates, surveys, and videos).
  • About Us:
    Brief summaries of the mission, history, contributors, and project directors for this website.