Research

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is pleased provide a variety of collections on topics that fit the Center’s mission of promoting research and teaching on practical moral problems in the professions.

Codes of Ethics Online Collection
The Codes of Ethics Online Collection consists of over 2000 codes of ethics from professional organizations, businesses, government agencies, and religious and fraternal organizations. The collection includes a guide for using codes of ethics, resources for writing a code of ethics, and links to other collections of codes of ethics on the web.

Often stemming from the many projects that CSEP has undertaken over the years, CSEP faculty have published on almost all areas of applied ethics, including business ethics, engineering ethics, scientific research ethics, and other topics. To view full publication list and to order publications, please visit our publication by topic list.
 

Ethics Education Library
This joint project with the National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineer, Ethics and Society is a collection of resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

NanoEthicsBank
The NanoEthicsBank is a database conceived as a resource for researchers, scholars, students, and the general public who are interested in the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. Items in the database include normative documents, such as guidelines for safety in the workplace, and descriptive materials, such as analysis of the U.S. government’s capacity for oversight and studies of the media coverage of nanotechnology.

Software Engineering Archive
In 1993, the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) formed a joint committee to write a code of ethics for software engineers. This archive includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and the different versions of the code developed throughout the project.. The Software Engineer’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice was adopted by IEEE-CS and ACM in 1998, and since then, the code has been adopted by software engineering and computer societies worldwide.

For more resources, please visit the Ethics Center Library.

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