Ethics Case Studies
The APS Ethics Case Studies are a series of case studies on ethical issues that can arise in the course of doing physics research. Many of the studies are accompanied by discussion. These case studies are intended to be an educational resource for researchers, mentors, and students.
Ethics Activity and Discussion Guides
APS has formatted the ethics case studies for courses and seminars on ethics education. The Teacher Edition includes an activity and discussion guide.
Ethics Case Studies - Teacher Edition
Ethics Case Studies - Student Edition
Ethics Education Resources
National Science Foundation Ethics Education Requirements
The National Science Foundation requires institutions to provide training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in funded research projects. The APS Ethics Case Studies can help provide physics-relevant, rather than generic, ethics training.
NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements
APS Task Force on Ethics Education
The ethics case studies were prepared by a special APS Task Force on Ethics Education to promote discussion of these issues. They are based on the views of the task force members, and should not be considered to be the views of APS as a whole.
Background on APS Task Force on Ethics Education
Ethics Case Study Topics
Suggestions & Comments
Have an idea for a case study? Send the Ethics Review Committee your ideas! (APS Members Only)
Suggest a Case Study