Science & Technological Literacy -- STL100: Ethics in Scientific Information
Conduct of Scientists
Committee on the Conduct of Science
National Academies of Science
On Being a Scientist (first edition, 1989) is a booklet produced mostly for students just starting out doing scientific research. It covers such topics as the scientific method, values in science, peer recognition, priority of discovery, human error, fraud, plagiarism, and more.
The booklet was updated in 1995 and 2009 editions. This video is based on third edition of On Being a Scientist.
Chemical Ethics Web Sites & Discussion Groups
The Chemical Professional's Code of Conduct (ACS)
The Chemist's Creed was approved by the ACS Council in 1965. The principles of The Chemist’s Code of Conduct were prepared by the Council Committee on Professional Relations, approved by the Council (March 16, 1994), and replaced The Chemist's Creed. They were adopted by the Board of Directors (June 3, 1994) for the guidance of Society members in various professional dealings, especially those involving conflicts of interest. The Chemist’s Code of Conduct was updated and replaced by The Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct to better reflect the changing times and current trends of the Society. It was approved by Council on March 28, 2007 and adopted by the Board of Directors on June 2, 2007.