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The OpenSeminar in Research Ethics (OSRE) is a repository of opensource courses in the ethical and responsible conduct of research in the sciences and engineering disciplines. The courses are created, maintained, and updated by senior scholars expert in mentoring junior researchers as they prepare to become professionals. Learn more about us by exploring the site and joining our Facebook group.

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You are welcome to use these resources.* OSRE includes readings, links, multiple choice exams, discussion questions, teaching strategies, and a social network. Easy to organize and cost-effective, OSRE was designed to serve the needs of research institutions facing tight budgets. Generally, the website materials are covered under a Creative Commons License allowing instructors to use and adapt materials for their purposes. For more details on terms of use, click here.

First-time instructors typically teach one of our syllabi. Experienced teachers design their own courses by adding readings, changing the order of topics, and introducing links. Every new syllabus added to the site creates synergistic benefits for the entire community. Look through the courses already constructed, and check back often for novel ideas.

Intute, a consortium of British universities, lists OSRE as one of its 'best websites for study and research.'

For further information, please find here an Instructor's Welcome, the Instructor's Guide, FAQs , and a Suggested Schedule.

* We'll be happy to open an experimental section for you, and work with you to customize it for your students and institutional setting. There are no fees thanks to our sponsor, the National Science Foundation. Send an inquiry to the managing editor at dgedelma@ncsu.edu.


When taught by an ethicist in a face-to-face instructional setting, this seminar may be determined by your institution to satisfy the responsible conduct of research training requirements of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the America COMPETES Act. OSRE was created and is being developed by the Model Curriculum for Land Grant Universities in Research Ethics (LANGURE) project. It is being evaluated by the Extend and Assess Research Ethics Education (EAREE) project. LANGURE is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0530217 and EAREE by Grant No. 0734919. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

All materials used in these modules are used with permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of Section 107 of Title 17, the United States Copyright law. Further uses may be subject to the copyright law. The materials under NC State University copyright may be used for non-profit educational purposes, if given the customary attribution and notification is sent to the Editor-in-chief at gcomstock@ncsu.edu. Commercial use is prohibited.

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OpenSeminar in Research Ethics by Gary Comstock, editor, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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