Ethics Resources Online
Ethics Case Studies sources:
**Please note: Some cases are based on real situations and some are fictional.
Cases from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics --at Santa Clara University. Includes cases on business ethics, medical ethics, governmental, and technology ethics.
Dilemma Database, Institute for Global Ethics--Includes cases on business ethics, educational ethics , medical ethics, as well as philanthropic and personal ethics. Cases presented without resolutions.
Ethics Across the Curriculum - Case Studies-- Utah Valley State College. Emerging from their Ethics Across the Curriculum program in 1993, this page has a large collection of cases dealing with business, technology, medical ethics, etc. More cases can also be seen here.
Ethics Case Studies Database --(limited selection) from Philosophical & Religious Studies program at Leeds University, UK. Mostly dealing with medical and end-of-life ethics. Database searchable by keyword.
Ethics Education Library - database of cases from engineering, medicine, science, business, etc. developed by CSEP
Ethics Updates' Ethics Case Studies -- hosted by the University of San Diego. A large collection of cases covering everything from academic to social ethics.
Hale Chair in Applied Ethics Resources-- Rochester Institute of Technology. Twenty three cases detailed cases cover a wide variety of ethical topics by Lisa Newton, Director of the Program in Applied Ethics at Fairfield University.
The Center for Ethics in the Professions - Case Studies --at the University of Puerto Rico. Cases divided by topic including engineering ethics, science and research ethics, business ethics and computer ethics.
Vanderbilt University Center for Ethics --Cases divided by topic including bioethics, journalism ethics, and military ethics.
Ethics in Anthropology - a large collection of case studies, codes of ethics, and other resources on ethics in anthropology put together by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Architecture Ethics Cases
American Institute of Architects National Ethics Council Advisory Opinions - a small collection of cases presented to the AIA's National Ethics Council, and the discussion and opinions of the Council. These cases include references to sections in the 2004 AIA's Code of Ethics.
Business & Accounting Ethics Cases
AICPA's Accounting and Business Ethics case studies--American Institute of Certified Accountants. Includes pdf file of case and teaching notes. Case on accounting fraud and corporate governance.
AICPA's cases & commentaries, "Ethics and Fraud in Business" --Much like the previous site, this collection of cases covers professional ethics, corporate leadership, regulatory, legal and financial analysis in the context of ethical dilemmas. Most cases include commentary.
Arthur Andersen - Ethics case studies: 1987-1994 -Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. This collection of 90 case studies is a product of program sponsored by Author Anderson to promote ethical awareness in business schools. Cases cover a wide range of topics.
BusinessEthics.ca -a list of links to other cases. Site also includes a bibliography of articles and books on business ethics.
CasePlace.org-- Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. This is one of the largest collections of business ethics cases freely available on the internet. Cases can be searched by discipline, topic, or keyword.
Emerson Center for Business Ethics cases--John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University. Includes Center-sponsered case studies and case studies written by students.
Institute of Business Ethics Index to Cases- a small but interesting collection of business ethics cases. Many cases include teaching guides and bibliographies.
Web Miner's Guide to Business Ethics Cases-a comprehensive list of links to other business ethics case sources.
Computer Application/Programming Cases
Cases about Computers and Software-Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science,. Small collection of cases.
ComputerCases.org- site contains three well-researched historical computer cases including accompanying teaching materials and supporting documents. The coases covered are Therac-25 (a radiation therapy device that delivered fatal overdoses), Machado (the first successfully procecuted case of an online hate crime), and Huges Aircraft (a whistleblowing case).
Case Studies in Education-Utah Valley State College. A collection of cases covering all aspects of education ethics from plagiarism to tenure.
Research Ethics and Academic Integrity- a collection of videos showing case studies dealing with academic integrity. Produced by Syracuse University. Videos available online.
Engineering Ethics Cases
ASCE's Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice-- each issue includes a case study. Full text of journal available.
Design Failure Lessons--from University of Texas at Austin. Covers four design flaw cases including the Ford Pinto Case and the Challenger space shuttle explosion. Each case includes links to a number of background articles and references.
Civil Engineering Cases -Carleton University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Not the best design, but find the section Contents of this Catalogue and follow link to the list of cases, and you can find the full text of a number of engineering cases. Cases can also be ordered.
Engineering.com Ethics Case Studies- a collection of 18 cases including a timeline of events, a detailed examination of the incident, ethical points for discussion, and a bibliography for each case.
Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases-cases from the book, Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases by Charles E. Harris Jr.
Learning from Failure Engineering Disasters --Materials Science and Engineering at University of New York, Stonybrook. An introduction to engineering failures, also includes a link to cases written by faculty.
NSPE Board of Ethical Review Cases - NIEE.org- A list of real cases presented to the National Society of Professional Engineers review board from 1976-2001. Includes summary of case and decisions made in relation to the NSPE Code of Ethics.
Online Ethics Center Cases About Engineering Professional Practice-an extensive list of cases provided by the National Academy of Engineering .
Penn State College of Engineering ethics cases a list of cases available on the web, as well as a collection of articles on using cases to teach engineering ethics.
Teaching Engineering Ethics with Cases -essay & resources by Michael Pritchard
Texas A&M University Engineering Ethics Cases -case studies taken from a variety of sources. .
UBC Library - Examples of Engineering Failures- University of British Columbia. A collection of reports, press releases, and statements relating to famous engineering failures.
Ethics Case Studies- Society of Professional Journalists. A small collection of case studies. Site also includes link to SPJ Code of Ethics.
Journalism Ethics Cases Online- School of Journalism, Indiana University-Bloomington. A large list of cases covering all aspects of journalism. Indexed by topics.
Poynter Online Journalistic Case Studies- an impressive collection of journalism cases. Page also includes a number of 'tip sheets' that describe how to deal with cases of plagiarism, undisclosed sources, etc.
Ethics of War Peace and Terrorism- University of San Diego. Small collection of cases. Site also has a number of articles and other resources on military ethics.
Military cases-Air University, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. A small collection of summarized case studies. Site also includes links to articles on military ethics.
Science & Medicine/Bioethics Cases
Bioethics Outreach--Case Studies - Iowa State University. A large collection of case studies covering a wide range of subjects from biotechnology to agriculture.
Case Study Collection -National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, State University of New York in Buffalo. This site has cases dealing with all different branches of biology and medicine. Cases are divided by discipline and each case includes teaching notes. Also see other case study sites on the WWW.
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity case studies- a small collection of case studies put out by the American Medical Association and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity . Each case includes commentary from a Christian perspective.
Ethics Case Studies in Biodesign- Stanford University. A collection of 15 short cases dealing with biodesign.
Ethics in the Science Classroom -Western Michigan University. A small collection of cases dealing with genetic testing, racism in science, and research ethics.
Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research- Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. Indiana University Bloomington. Cases taken from book Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research.
UK Clinical Ethics Network--Case Studies-a small collection of medical ethics cases.
Other Disciplines (education, funeral, etc)
American Anthropological Association -Ethical Currents Case Studies
Cyber ethics--case studies -a small collection of cases dealing with censorship on the internet and recent policies such as the Communications Decency Act. Some links are broken.
Funeral Ethics Organization- a collection of short cases exploring the professional ethics of the funeral industry.
Ethics for Trades and Technology- Utah Valley State College. A collection of cases dealing with general ethical questions in workplace.
3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program areas
American Psychological Association, Science DirectorateApplied Ethics Institute, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FLAssociation for Morality and Ethics at Newman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry CenterThe Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Bloomington, IN.
Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics, St. Louis UniversityBioethics Institute , The Johns Hopkins University.Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Florida Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions, University of North FloridaBowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University
Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life, Northwestern University
Business Ethics Program, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontaria, Canada
Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, York University
Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy , Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Caux Round Table, An international organization of business leaders from Japan, Europe and North America promoting business leadership.
Centre de Recherche en Ethique, University of Montreal
Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE), California State University, Chico
Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University
Center for Applied Ethics, Palm Beach State College
Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Stuart University
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University
Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh
Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Denver
Center for Bioethics and Humanities, State University of New York
Center for Business Ethics, Belmont University
Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College.Center for Business Ethics, University of St. ThomasCenter for Engaged Ethics, Hiram College
Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas
Center for Ethics at Emory University
Center for Ethics, University of Montana-Missoula
Center for Ethics, University of Texas at Tyler
Center for Ethics, Yeshiva University, New York , NY
Center for Ethics and Business, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angelos
Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Georgia State University
Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Rockford College
Center for Ethics and Leadership, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Center for Ethics and Leadership, Florida Institute of Technology
Center for Ethics and Leadership, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
Center for Ethic and Public Service, University of Miami School of Law
Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy
Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
Center for Ethics in the Professions, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Center for Ethics in Public Life, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, University of California, San Diego
Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University Medical Center
Center for Integrity in Business, Seattle Pacific UniversityCenter for Literature, Medicine, and Biomedical Humanities, Hiram College, Hiram OhioCenter for Organizational Ethics, Marian University, Indianapolis, INCenter for Practical and Professional Ethics, California State University, Sacramento CACenter for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of North Carolina, CharlotteCenter for Professional Ethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OHCenter for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Center for Religious and Ethical Studies, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Center for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley State College
Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati
Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Dayton
College of Mount St. JosephConsortium Ethics Program, University of PittsburghCommittee on Ethical Issues and Normative Perspectives, St. Olaf CollegeComputer Ethics Institute at the Brookings Institution
Council on Social Work Education, Inc. Alexandria, VA
David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, University of Pittsburgh
Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Department of Philosophy, Texas State University-San Marcos
Division of Research Affairs, San Diego State University
Dr. James Dale Ethics Center, Youngstown State University
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Harvard University
Engineering Ethics Homepage, Division of Technology, Culture and Communication, University of Virginia.
Ethics, CA, Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy (Business Ethics)Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, a professional group for those involved in ethics training and ethics compliance programs
Ethics Center, Texas Tech University
Ethics Center at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
Ethics Program, Villanova University
Ethics Program, University of Miami
EthixFirma, LLC, Thomas E. Creely
Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, Samford University
Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT
Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, University of Baltimore
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics, Ohio State University
Institute for Business Integrity, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University
Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago
Institute for Christian Ethics, Stetson University, Deland, FL.
Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers University
Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility, Rosemont College
Institute for Ethics, University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center
Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, San Diego State UniversityInstitute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonInstitute for National Security Ethics and Leadership, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NHInterdisciplinary Institute for Professional Ethics, Nazareth College, Rochester, NYInternational Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University, Waltham, MAJackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, Coastal Carolina UniversityJames B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval AcademyJanet Prindle Institute for Ethics, Depauw University, Greencastle, INJSCOPE/Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics , An organization of military professionals and academics committed to discussing issues relevant to the military. Includes a bibliography and links to case studies.
Kegley Institute of Ethics, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
Kenan Institute for Ethics , Duke University.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics , Georgetown University.
Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, Frankfort, KN
Leadership, Ethics & Values Program, North Central College, Naperville, TN
Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, University of Southern California.
Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University, NY.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Research and Technology Management
Meredith Center for Women, Ethics and Public Life, Meredith College
National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, Tuskegee University, ALNational Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) , another great source for cases. The electronic version of the Ethics Resource Guide , a guide to engineering ethics resources compiled by CSEP in 1997.
Northern Plains Ethics Institute, North Dakota State University
Office for Research Integrity and Compliance, Boston College
Office of Compliance Assistance, Utah State University
Office of Human Resources, Nova Southeastern University
Office of Research, Syracuse University
Office of Research, Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of Research and Compliance, Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, East Tennessee State University
Office of Research Compliance, Clemson Univeristy
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, West Virginia University
Office of Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs (OVPR), Purdue University
Office of Research Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri-Columbia
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Washington University in St. Louis
Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, Purdue University
Office of the Vice President of Research, University of Georgia
Online Ethics Center for Engineering & Science, Case Western Reserve University.
Pacific Institute for Ethics and Social Policy, Pacific University, OR
Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in the Professions (PACE), Univ. of Texas Pan American
Parr Center for Ethics, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph’s University, PA
Poe Ethics Center, Management, Univ. of FloridaPoynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, University of Indiana, Bloomington.
Program for the Study of Ethics, Western Illinois University.
Program in Applied Ethics, Fairfield University, CT.
Program in Applied Ethics, John Carroll University
Program on Ethics and Public Life, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Project in Professional Ethics, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX
Research and Sponsored Programs, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Research Ethics, Education and Policy, Indiana University
Research Integrity and Compliance Department, Michigan Technological University
Research Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center
Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University, SC.
Saint Louis University, Department of Health Care Ethics, MO.
Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character, Kennesaw State University, GA.
Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and law, University of Minnesota.
Society and the Professions Program in Ethics, Washington and Lee University
United States Air Force Academy, Department of Philosophy, CO.
University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, IN.
University of California, Irvine, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
University of Utah, College of Humanities, Salt Lake City.
VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy, MD.
Vann Center for Ethics, Davidson College
Vasin, Heyn & Company, Auditors and Advisors, CA.
Villanova University Ethics Program, Villanova University
Webster University Center for Ethics, St Louis, MO.
Wharton Ethics Program, University of Pennsylvania.
Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
Perspectives on the Professions (here at CSEP)
Environmental Ethics-compiled by Prof. Ron Epstein for his class at San Francisco State University. Covers topics in applied environmental ethics such as genetic engineering, environmental effects of war, and indigenous peoples.
EpistemeLinks.com-a large collection of philosophy resources on the internet. Indexed by philosopher and topic.
Ethical Links Database- collected by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Indexed by topic.
Ethics, Ethical Theory, Meta-Ethics at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base. Articles, bibliographies, and links to ethics resources.
Ethics Index--compiled by Sharon Stoerger, librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Topical index of articles and papers available online.
Genetics and Public Issues , from the National Center for Genome Research.Government Accountability Project -a nonprofit, public interest group that promotes government and corporate accountability. Site covers news developments on issues such as nuclear safety, corporate accountability, and food and drug safety.
Internet Prospector -an ethics reference desk.Ethics Updates Home Page- by Lawrence Hinman. A huge resource of articles, cases, and commentary on ethical theory and applied ethics.
On Being A Scientist -The full-text of the National Academy of Science's booklet.
Professional and Business Ethics- Social Science Information Gateway. A large, well organized collection of resources on business and professional ethics. Searchable by topic and keyword.
Syllabus Exchange Database - a collection of over 600 syllabi from university ethics courses from bioethics to business.
UCSF Office of Research Administration-promoting ethical use of test subjects and integrity in research.Welcome to EthicsWeb of Canada-resources and links for professional and applied ethics.
Last modified October 11, 2010 .