Research ethics customs and responsibilities vary from discipline to discipline. Conducting exemplary research depends on knowing the ground rules just as it does on the research process itself and the faculty mentor relationship. Some research conventions are much the same regardless of one’s field. Others can be very different, depending on whether you’re a computer scientist, historian, or biologist. Using the Internet, you can find the code for your discipline and explore codes for related fields with which you may interact professionally.
Maintained by universities in the United States and Canada, these resources will lead you to many of the relevant codes of ethics.
American Statistical Association
Intended to help statistics practitioners make decisions ethically.
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science
Ethical codes and guidelines for engineering, technical, computer, and physical sciences;
to life sciences and health care codes.
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
More than 850 codes of ethics for professional societies, corporations, government,
academia; full range of disciplines; index.
Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia
Codes of professional ethics for disciplines ranging from anthropology to marketing
work; includes both American and international codes.