These pages provide information about the principles, expectations, challenges, and controversies in the ethics of research. Special challenges emerge when human subjects or animals are used in research, but concerns about integrity and conscientiousness apply in all research efforts.
The materials collected below are based on an Ethics Center research project by Biology Professor Margaret Frank.
Ten Most Important Things to Know about Research Ethics (by Kenneth D. Pimple)
For information on specific policies and procedures for research on human subjects or animals, see the links in the box above. For information on the principles, challenges, and controversies in research ethics, use the links below.
1. Historical Materials
2. Government Agencies and Programs
3. Issues and Controversies
Experiments on ‘Baby Albert’:
Legacy Committee (Tuskegee Univ.)
Final Report of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Ad Hoc Advisory Panel (pdf download)
The Original “Tuskegee Study” Report (pdf download)
4. Teaching and Educational Resources