Scientific Integrity

Web Sites of Interest

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
A leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine. The Center has become a world-renowned educational and research enterprise.

Department of Energy Human Genome Program, Ethical, Legal and Social Implications
Discusses societal concerns arising from the new genetics, lists articles of interest, and gives useful Web sites.

National Institutes of Health, NHGRI, Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program
Established in 1990 as an integral part of the Human Genome Project to foster basic and applied research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic and genomic research for individuals, families and communities. The ELSI Research Program funds and manages studies, and supports workshops, research consortia and policy conferences related to these topics.

Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University
A specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The library holdings represent the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. This collection functions both as a reference library for the public and as an in-depth research resource for scholars from the United States and abroad.

Content reviewed: February 10, 2009