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Research Ethics Education



The Research Education Program offers the UC San Diego research community a variety of courses, including the quarterly Scientific Ethics course and both custom and regularly offered workshops

Our educational goal is to foster a campus learning community centered around exploring the ethical, legal and social implications of the research conducted by our faculty, students, staff and trainees. We do this by offering educational opportunities, including courses, workshops and seminars, where attendees can identify and address ethical challenges across the research lifecycle (e.g., planning, conducting and reporting of research). Our Scientific Ethics course aligns with requirements for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training set forth by federal agencies that support academic research [NIH, NSF, and NIFA/USDA]. 


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