Boston University

Fall 2010

Boston University Research Ethics

This 2-hour course provides an introduction to research ethics for individuals joining research teams on a short-term basis at Boston University. The readings and exercises will assist you in conducting research responsibly. We introduce the rewards of and obstacles to research as well as the causes and consequences of scholarly misconduct.

We encourage you to work closely with your mentor. If you do not know your mentor's name, your first assignment is to find out. As the mentoring relationship is a critical part of research, this online course cannot substitute for it.

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This course is being developed by the Model Curriculum for Land Grant Universities in Research Ethics (LANGURE) project. It is being evaluated by the Extend and Assess Research Ethics Education (EAREE) project. LANGURE is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0530217 and EAREE by Grant No. 0734919. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This site may contain information regarding policies, regulations, and rules (PRR) of Boston University. To the extent of any conflict between the information on this site and the actual policy, regulation, or rule, the actual PRR governs. Always check Boston University's PRRs because its language may differ from what is described here.

All materials used in these modules are used with permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of Section 107 of Title 17, the United States Copyright law. Further uses may be subject to the copyright law. The materials under NC State University copyright may be used for non-profit educational purposes, if given the customary attribution and notification is sent to the LANGURE director at gcomstock@ncsu.edu

Commercial use is prohibited

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Susan Frey
Boston University

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Gary Comstock
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North Carolina State University