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?

  • Data Management (July 2016):
    Revised material for the Data Management topic.
  • Conflicts of Interest (July 2016):
    Revised material for the Conflicts of Interest topic.
  • Mentoring (July 2016):
    Revised material for the Mentoring topic.
  • Research Misconduct (July 2016):
    Revised material for the Research Misconduct topic.
  • Whistleblowing (July 2016):
    Revised material for the Whistleblowing topic.


  • 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.