Ethics in Conducting & Publishing Research

Course Length: 3 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  • List the most common forms of ethical misconduct when conducting and publishing research
  • Discuss the core principles underlying seminal ethical guidelines for human and animal experimentation, including The Belmont Report (1979), The Nuremberg Code (1947), and The Missenden Code (2002)
  • Use a template to develop an informed consent form that will successfully pass review by an ethics board
  • Identify and address the most common ethical challenges when writing Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References sections for peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Determine whether study contributors deserve co-authorship or acknowledgement
  • Identify and disclose common financial and non-financial conflicts of interest
  • Discuss key ethical obligations of manuscript authors, peer-reviewers, and journal editorial boards during the peer-review process
  • Avoid corrections, expressions of concern, and retractions of your research after publication


Jacob Waldenmaier, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ursuline College, former Course Manager for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, and former Editorial Assistant for Oxford University Press. He completed his graduate doctoral studies in philosophical theology at the University of Oxford and has served as a faculty member at High Point University, Baldwin Wallace University, and John Carroll University. An international thought leader in the study of ethics, his research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and edited books, including the Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture, an edited volume entitled Complex Migration of Global Citizens, and a collection on The Psychoanalysis of Religion.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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