Ethics and Law Activities

The Program is committed to promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering, and monitoring and enhancing assessment of emerging ethical and legal issues related to science and technology through a variety of projects, activities and publications.







  • Evidence for New Medical Products: Implications for Patients and Health Policy: June 13, 2014
  • Educating Scientists in Research Ethics for the 21st Century: June 8-11, 2014
  • Smells Delicious and Good to Eat: How Your Brain Distinguishes Tastes and Aromas: May 6, 2014
  • Wake Up, I'm Speaking: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreaming: March 11, 2014
  • Workshop on Responsible Professional Practices in a Changing Research Environment: February 13, 2014

Professional Ethics Report

Professional Ethics Report (PER), which has been in publication since 1988, reports on news, events, programs, activities, and resources related to professional ethics issues, with a particular focus on those professions whose members are engaged in scientific research and its applications.