Research Ethics at CSU

Bernard Rollin, University Bioethicist

Any group of persons, united in a group for common purpose, be it in society or in a university, must operate by a consensus set of rules governing what is seen as right and wrong, good and bad, fair and unfair, just and unjust. Without such rules, one could not have a unified collective entity, and efforts towards achieving a common goal would degenerate into chaos and anarchy, since any human activity faces myriad ethical challenges.

Research and scholarly activity conducted at an institution for the accretion of knowledge and the benefit of society falls four square under the rubric just described. We at CSU are committed to maximizing the ethical dimensions of what research and scholarship we conduct, as well as the scientific dimensions. View the compelete statement of Ethics at CSU.