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Research Ethics Case Studies

Links to resources for research ethics case studies:

American Physical Society Ethics Case Studies
Though oriented to the physical sciences, most of these cases generalize to other disciplines’ ethics issues.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Ethics Education Library Case Collection
A collection of case studies for a wide array of disciplines, including the sciences.

Committee on Publication Ethics Cases
More than 500 cases on ethical questions related to publication.

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science Research Ethics Cases
An extensive collection of cases on a wide array of subjects in scientific research ethics.

Stanford University Ethics Cases in Biodesign
As with the APS ethics cases, these Biodesign cases generally can be applied to any discipline’s research ethics issues.

University of Miami Ethics Programs Ethics Resources
List of links to resources from academic and government sites, including case study collections.

University of Washington Biomedical Research Integrity Cases
This listing and teaching guide includes a large number of case studies covering aspects of biomedical research ethics.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity Case Summaries
“Real life” cases in which administrative actions were imposed due to findings of research misconduct.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity RCR Casebook
“Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing” from ORI. See other listing for ORI’s summaries of actual cases.

World Health Organization Casebook on International Health Research
More than 60 case studies on issues of planning, reviewing, or conducting health-related research.

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