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The research ethics toolbox is a collection of tools and resources for fostering conversations about responsible research and engineering.


Use these guidelines as templates or starting points for conversations about ethics within your department, research group, or classroom. They can help to set shared expectations about responsible conduct of research, data management, mentoring, and authorship before they become a problem.

Conversation Starters and Activities

Contribute to the Jacobs School’s culture of ethical research by hosting or sponsoring an activity. This page offers ideas for activities appropriate various contexts – from classrooms to research groups – to foster conversation about responsible engineering and research ethics.


Links to general and university resources relevant to research and engineering ethics organized by responsible conduct of research, data management, mentoring, and authorship.

Case Study Sources

A curated list of sources for ethics case studies for use in classroom activities and conversations beyond the classroom.