The Research Ethics Program serves as a resource for the campus community to identify and address ethical challenges intrinsic to the conduct of science, engineering, and other academic scholarship.

Overview of Ethics in Scientific Research

Dr. Michael Kalichman defines and explores the many questions surrounding ethics in scientific research. Overview of Ethics in Scientific Research course provided by AAAS Career Development Center analyzes specific cases of research misconduct to illustrate how things can go wrong. To learn more about this online course visit

Case of the Month: July 2017

From 1993-1995 the effectiveness of differing levels of lead abatement were assessed by the Krieger Institute in children living in low income housing in Baltimore, Maryland. The Krieger Institute was sued because the research called for not using interventions known to be effective, although more expensive. This study contrasts the goal of helping the community with risks to the participants in the research.



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