Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
AAAS has been dedicated to promoting research ethics by providing guidance and educational materials to research administrators, scientists and students. The exchange of information and research collaboration often occur across borders. Science is a global enterprise that excels by virtue of sharing and building upon knowledge. As the structure of the international environment changes, so do the practices of the scientific community. From the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, to the rise of China in the 21st century, AAAS has examined how responsible science can be fostered in the international arena. The Program has engaged in a number of projects to promote research integrity and ethic, as well as focused on research misconduct.