Once again, I would like to say how positively I was surprised with this course!
Even after taking several "similar" courses around the world,
this one not only had things to add but was by far the best and most informative.

Postdoc, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

I went into the class with the mindset of checking off a program requirement,
but am coming out disappointed that we won't be having such engaging, relevant discussions on Wednesday mornings anymore.

Graduate Student, Social Sciences

I really enjoyed the class.
It got me thinking a lot and has inspired many discussions about ethics with my colleagues and beyond.

Postdoc, Health Sciences



Overview of Courses 

The purpose of the Research Ethics Program courses is to engage researchers in reading about, considering, and discussing the responsible conduct of science. The courses are designed as an option for meeting current NIH and NSF requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research. Specific learning objectives include:

  1. To know rules, issues, options, and resources for research ethics
  2. To understand the purpose and value of ethical decision-making
  3. To have a positive disposition toward continued learning about research ethics

The Research Ethics Program offers multiple courses to promote conversations about research integrity and to meet training requirements of the

These courses include:

Resources for Ethics Course

This document is provided as a starting point for resources on the topic of research ethics. While it is not intended to be comprehensive or definitive, it does include many options that should be helpful. 


2019-2020 Instructors 

Seema S. Aceves, MD, PhD 

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Immunology at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. 

Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD

Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health

Mary Devereaux, PhD

Research Ethics Program Assistant Director; Director, Biomedical Ethics Seminars

Lisa Eyler, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Michael Kalichman, PhD

Research Ethics Program Director

Camille Nebeker, M.S., EdD

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health

Mana Parast, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology