This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the responsible conduct of research. Students will learn the conventions for appropriate animal and human research. They will also develop critical thinking and moral reasoning skills to resolve situations that may arise during the course of research. The course will address the following topics: historical and social context of science; government oversight and regulation of research; guidelines for research involving animals; and guidelines for research involving human subjects. Special consideration will be given to topics in which moral dilemmas in research are more likely to occur, including conflicts of interest, informed consent, confidentiality, data ownership and intellectual property, disclosure, and dissemination of results.