Frequently Asked Questions
Although the requirements vary, the spirit of those requirements is best met by diverse approaches that reflect ethical reflection as a part of, rather than separate from, the practice of research. One part of that approach can be passive distribution of guidelines, readings, or online tutorials, but such approaches need to be supplemented by active learning experiences based on analysis, discussion, debate, role-playing, etc. Find out more.
Syllabi for the most recently taught version of each of these courses can be found on the web pages for each course:
Resources for Students
Resources for Teachers
UC San Diego hosts an internationally recognized website, Resources for Research Ethics Education, which provides guidance to instructors of research ethics both in the classroom and in the context of research. In addition, the Research Ethics Program and San Diego Research Ethics Consortium convene periodic workshops to train faculty in the teaching of research ethics. Find out more.