Ethics Resources


  • Ethics and Developmental Disability, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, August 2015 (webinar); for the full Nurse Practitioner Education in Developmental Disabilities Webinar series, click here; registration required.

  • American Legal Ethics Library (ALEL)
    The ALEL collection includes standards for the professional conduct of lawyers and commentary on the law governing lawyers, organized on a state by state basis. ALEL is maintained by Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute.
  • Bioethics Resources on the Web (BRW)
    The National Institutes of Health BRW site provides a compilation of links on topics including human subjects and animal research, institutional review boards, clinical ethics, international research ethics issues, genetics, and neuroethics.
  • Ethics CORE
    This National Science Foundation-funded online resource at the University of Illinois “gathers and disseminates ethics resources, including educational curricula and online courses, reference materials, scholarly and research literature and resources available for use in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education required by NSF and other funders of research.”
  • Ethics Education Library (EEL)
    EEL’s collection provides resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs for undergraduate and graduate students, focusing engineering and science.  Maintained by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • EthicShare
    EthicShare’s site contains a comprehensive collection of ethics resources including searchable research materials, group discussions, current news articles, and upcoming events, focusing on bioethics. The project is led by the University of Minnesota.
  • Ethics Updates
    Resources and updates on current ethics literature, both popular and professional. Intended for use by ethics instructors and their students.  Maintained by the Values Institute at the University of San Diego.
  • Ethicsweb Consortium
    The “Inter-connected European information and documentation system for ethics and science” provides links to ethics-related web sites throughout the European Community.  Part of the European Ethics Documentation Centre. Registration required.
  • Markulla Center for Applied Ethics
    Collection of articles, cases, briefings, and dialogue in all fields of applied ethics, including business ethics, health care and biotech ethics, and K-12 “character education.” The Markulla Center is at Santa Clara University.
  • Online International Courses in Research Ethics
    UM Ethics Programs have compiled and maintain a list of Web-based, international instructional tools on the ethics of human subjects research, the responsible conduct of research (RCR), good clinical practice (GCP) and other topics.
  • Research Ethics Scales and Measures
    “The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education in partnership with the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute provides continuously-updated evidence-based research ethics resources for investigators who wish to use scales and measures to study all aspects of research ethics…”
  • Project for Scholarly Integrity (PSI)
    PGSI, an initiative of the Council of Graduate Schools, seeks to advance the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.
  • Resources for Research Ethics Education (RREE)
    The RREE site provides resources and tools for both students and teachers of research ethics, including teaching content, cases, questions and supplemental materials for the commonly taught RCR topics. Includes recommendations on teaching methods by setting.  Maintained by UC-San Diego.