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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ethics
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Welcome to the NPA Ethics Webpage. Our goal is to provide NPA employees with information necessary to make proper decisions related to ethical conduct in their daily activities. If you have questions related to ethical conduct or scientific ethics please contact:

  • Dr. Michael McGuire
    Associate Area Director and Designated Area Ethics Advisor
    970-492-7058
    Michael.McGuire@ars.usda.gov
  • Vacant
    Secretary
    970-492-7058

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Science Ethics:

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Code of Scientific Ethics:

THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE

  • I dedicate myself to the pursuit and promotion of beneficial scientific investigation, consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Research Service.
  • I will never hinder the beneficial research of others.
  • I will conduct, discuss, manage, judge and report science honestly, thoroughly, and without conflict of interest.
  • I will encourage constructive critique of my personal science and that of my colleagues, in a manner that fosters harmony and quality amid scientific debate.
  • I recognize past and present contributors to my science and will not accept unwarranted credit for the accomplishment of others.
  • I will maintain and improve my professional skills and be a mentor to others.
  • I will ensure safety and humane treatment of human and animal subjects and will prevent abuse of research resources entrusted to me.

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User-friendly URL for this page is: www.ars.usda.gov/npa/ethics

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Last Modified: 9/16/2014