Research Ethics
Ethics refers to the code of moral principles of a society that relate to appropriate behavior, and is therefore relevant to all members of any society, as well as to the institutions of that society. Ethically appropriate behavior, which includes the way is to be conducted, relates to all actions considered by a society, either explicitly (by law) or implicitly (by accepted practice), to be right, correct, and/or proper actions. Therefore, ethical research practice applies to all members of all faculties, departments, centers, and groups in the UM; and is especially relevant to anyone, whether a faculty member, staff, or student, who conducts research of any kind in any field of study.