2014 Course Attendess and InstructorsPlenary sessionPlenary sessionPlenary SessionAttendees with APS President Kim Barrett

The APS Professional Skills Training (PST) Course on Publication Ethics focuses on building student skills in understanding and applying professional standards of practice for publication ethics in science and engineering. Resources are available at this website, in the LifeSciTRC of Teaching Resources, and at the Ethics CORE digital library (see links below).


Partners in the project include APS, the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe) and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) (see links below).


The project is overseen by an Advisory Board consisting of experts in the areas of publications and ethics (see “About the Project” at left).


Use the links at left for more information on the following topics:

  • Take a Course: Courses and workshops for trainees and early career professionals will be offered each year.
  • Teach a Module: Do you teach ethics or writing courses? We are looking for partners in field testing each module.
  • Previous Courses: Information on past course and workshops.
  • About the Project: Project overview and Advisory Board information.
  • Module Content: Download course materials and instructor manuals.
  • Impacts: Evaluation methods and results.
  • Funding Sources: The project is funded by the participating societies and a grant from the National Science Foundation (see links below and at left).



Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), an AIChE Technological Community, is a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology with engineering.

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Organization dedicated to promoting the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization.

Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC)

APS' Digital library that includes content from physiology, developmental biology, anatomy, and other similar fields.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense….”

NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

This program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts.

Ethics CORE (Collaborative Online Resource Environment)

This digital library has information on best practices in research, ethics instruction and responding to ethical problems that arise in research and professional life.