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On Being a Scientist: a Guide to Responsible Conduct of Research

On Being a Scientist was designed to supplement the informal lessons in ethics provided by research supervisors and mentors. The book describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work.

The book is aimed primarily at graduate students and beginning researchers, but its lessons apply to all scientists at all stages of their scientific careers.

Click on the book cover or the "Read" link below to access the full text of On Being a Scientist from the National Academies Press. Log in to the NAP site to download the book in PDF format.