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Developing a code of ethics for academics

Commentary on ‘ethics for all: Differences across scientific society codes’ (Bullock and Panicker)

Abstract

This article discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of constructing a code of ethics for university professors. Professional, educational, legal, and policy questions regarding the goals, format, and content of an academic ethics code are raised and a series of aspirational principles and enforceable standards that might be included in such a document are presented for discussion and debate.

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Fisher, C.B. Developing a code of ethics for academics. SCI ENG ETHICS 9, 171–179 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-003-0004-2

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  • ethics
  • education
  • codes
  • academics
  • professors
  • regulations