Why You Need to Care about Ethics

ACS Webinars

With scientists facing increased scrutiny from the public in recent years, it is more important than ever that we be familiar with the rules and norms necessary for promoting ethical decision making. Ethics are essential for a more productive, positive, collaborative and diverse workforce, but what is the best way to instill this value in our community?

Join the authors of International Ethics in Chemistry: Developing Common Values across Cultures, Kelly Elkins of Towson University and Susan Schelble of Metropolitan State University of Denver as they provide an overview of ACS Ethical & Professional Guidelines.

Register for free to discover what lessons were learned after studying different organizations and what policies and educational strategies have been successful for fostering professional ethics. This ACS Webinar is moderated by Judith Currano of the University of Pennsylvania and co-produced with the ACS Division of Professional Relations.

What You Will Learn

  • What are the rules and norms that promote ethical decision making
  • How to report and commercialize new materials and chemical discoveries that require a knowledge of publication ethics and IP
  • Why a responsible workplace promotes ethics education and brings enhanced knowledge to those teaching ethics


Kelly Elkins
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Towson University

Susan Schelble
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Judith Currano
Head, Chemistry Library,
University of Pennsylvania

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