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Sci Eng Ethics. 2003 Apr;9(2):171-9.

Developing a code of ethics for academics. Commentary on 'Ethics for all: differences across scientific society codes' (Bullock and Panicker).

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  • 1Center for Ethics Education, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.


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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