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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Welcome to the PA Ethics Webpage. Our goal is to provide PA 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:

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Code of Scientific Ethics:


  • 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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Last Modified: 8/26/2015
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