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"You look at science (or at least talk of it) as some sort of demoralising invention of man, something apart from real life, and which must be cautiously guarded and kept separate from everyday existence. But science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. Science, for me, gives a partial explanation of life. In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment... In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining."

- Rosalind Franklin
from a letter to her father

 Werner Heisenberg


Source: DOE


"Many people tell you that an expert is someone who knows a great deal about his subject. To this I would object that no one can ever know very much about any subject. I would much prefer the following definition: an expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes of his subject, and how to avoid them."

- Werner Heisenberg

DHHS, NIH, and other Federal Agencies

DHHS Office of Human Research Protections 
DHHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) 
Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators and Sponsors 
NHGRI Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Program 
NIEHS Ethics Office (
NIH Committee on the Conduct of Research and Ethics 
NIH Department of Bioethics 
NIH Ethics Program 
NIH Office of Human Research Protections 
NIH Ombudsman 
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 


NIH/PHS Policies and Guidelines


Animal Research
PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 


Collaboration and Data Sharing
Guide for Identifying and Handling Sensitive Information at the NIH 
NIH IRP Guidelines for the Availability of Transgenic/Knockout Animals 
NIH Guidelines on Sharing Data and Resources 
NIH Collaborations of NIH Scientists with Extramural Scientists 
NIH Statement on Data Sharing 
NIH Staff Involvement with Extramural Awards-Cooperative Agreements 


Government Ethics
NIH Activities with Outside Organizations 


NIH Conflict Resolution 


Human Research
NIH Guidelines for the Conduct of Research Using Human Subjects 
NIH Standards for Clinical Research within the NIH Intramural Program 


Mentoring and Training
NIH Guide to Training and Mentoring 
NIH Guidelines for Mentors 
NIH Guidelines for Trainees 


Responsible Conduct of Research
NIH Guidelines for the Responsible Conduct of Research 
NIH Research Integrity Manual 2012 (5MB)


Scientific Misconduct

NIH Guide to Handling Scientific Misconduct Allegations (100KB)
NIH Policies and Procedures for Investigating Scientific Misconduct 


Dual Use Research 
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (1994-2000) Publications 

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