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Guidelines, Policies, and Regulations

general responsible conduct of research ethical codes

The links below are to a group of ethics codes, guidelines, policies, and regulations that are of a more general nature and that are frequently referenced in discussions of the responsible conduct of research. Links to guidelines, policies, and regulations specific to a particular RCR topic can be found on the pages concerned with individual topics in RCR.

Boston College Resources

Research Integrity Principles

Research and Projects Policy

Ethical Conduct of Research and Research Misconduct Policy

Academic Integrity Policy

Faculty Handbook

Guidelines and Codes of Ethics for those in the Humanities

Guidelines and Codes of Ethics for those in the Social Sciences

Guidelines and Codes of Ethics for those in the Natural Sciences

Outside Resources

American Association of University Professors Statement on Professional Ethics

National Academy Press On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research

Department of Health and Human Services


National Science Foundation Research Misconduct Regulations