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Professional Ethics Report: Archives


Professional Ethics Report (PER) is published by the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, in conjunction with the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility. The quarterly newsletter, which has been in publication since 1988, reports on news and events, programs and 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. PER was first published on the web in 1995. PER is currently on hiatus.


2016 Issues of PER

  • PER, Vol XXVIV, No. 4, Fall 2016 (cover stories on "Skeletal Analysis after Crimes Against Humanity and Genocides: Implications for Human Rights" by Julie Fleischman, "Living Water: A Catholic Social Teaching Perspective on PFOA and Human Rights" by Tanner Rolfe, and "Mathematics and the Question of Human Rights" by Priyanka Menon)
  • PER, Vol XXVIV, No. 3, Summer 2016 (cover story on "The Future of Professional and Practical Ethics" by Kenneth D. Pimple)
  • PER, Vol XXVIV, No. 2, Spring 2016 (cover story on "Arms, AI, and Automobiles: The Increasingly Complex Ethics of Autonomous Robotics" by Jonathan Drake)
  • PER, Vol XXVIV, No. 1, Winter 2016 (cover story on "Revisiting the American Statistical Association's Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice" by Howard Hogan)

2015 Issues of PER

  • PER, Vol XXVIII, No. 4, Fall 2015 (cover story on "Building Science Integrity Principles" by Dave Secord, Paul Dufour, and Sarah Otto)
  • PER, Vol XXVIII, No. 3, Summer 2015 (cover stories on "Profits, Medicine, and the Human Right to Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Educating (Future) Business Leaders" by Wasima Khan and "The Pursuit of Perfection? Fetal Genetic Screening" by Lauren Y. Chan)
  • PER, Vol XXVIII, No. 2, Spring 2015 (cover story onFostering a Culture of Scientific Integrity: Legalistic vs. Scientific Virtue-Based Approaches" by Robert T. Pennock)
  • PER, Vol XXVIII, No. 1, Winter 2015 (cover story on “Investigating the Perceived Social Responsibilities of Scientists, Engineers and Health Professionals” by Joshua Ettinger and Jessica Wyndham)

2014 Issues of PER

2013 Issues of PER

2012 Issues of PER

  • PER, Vol XXV, No. 4, Fall 2012 (cover story on “Introducing the Graduation Pledge” by William J. Benet)
  • PER, Vol XXV, No. 3, Summer 2012 (cover story on “A Canadian Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research” by Susan V. Zimmerman)
  • PER, Vol XXV, No. 2, Spring 2012 (cover story on “Statement on the Need to Protect the Scientific Deliberative Process” by Dr. Susan K. Avery and Dr. Laurence P. Madin)
  • PER, Vol XXV, No. 1, Winter 2012 (cover story on “Human Rights and Human Subjects Research: A Look at the Report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues” by Rebecca Carlson and Theresa Harris)

2011 Issues of PER

2010 Issues of PER

2009 Issues of PER

2008 Issues of PER

2007 Issues of PER

2006 Issues of PER

2005 Issues of PER

2004 Issues of PER

2003 Issues of PER

2002 Issues of PER

2001 Issues of PER

2000 Issues of PER

1999 Issues of PER

1998 Issues of PER

  • PER, Vol. XI, No. 4, Fall 1998 (cover story on “The Legitimization of Strategic Information Warfare: Ethical Considerations,” by Roger C. Molander, RAND, and Sanyin Siang, AAAS)
  • PER, Vol. XI, No. 3, Summer 1998 (cover story on “The Kennewick Man Controversy: An Ethical and Legal Overview,” by Matt Zimmerman, AAAS)
  • PER, Vol. XI, No. 2, Spring 1998 (cover story on “Censorship, Denial of Informed participation, and Human Rights Abuses Associated with Dam Development in Chile,” by Barbara Johnston, University of California at Santa Cruz and Terence Turner, University of Chicago)
  • PER, Vol. XI, No. 1, Winter 1998 (cover story on “Using Random Assignment in Social Science Settings,” by Lynette Feder, Florida Atlantic University)

1997 Issues of PER

1996 Issues of PER

1995 Issues of PER

Support Over the Years From the Following Professional Societies and Organizations is Gratefully Acknowledged:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Anthropological Association
American Association of Engineering Societies
American Association of University Professors
American Chemical Society
American College of Epidemiology
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Medical Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Philosophical Association
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Public Administration
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
American Sociological Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Statistical Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Botanical Society of America
Council of Science Editors
Ecological Society of America
Entomological Society of America
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers National Association of Social Workers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Society for Epidemiologic Research