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    The process of scientific research is amoral; but the use of the discoveries and inventions arising from the research can have ethical ramifications. Imagine, for example, how different our present outlook would have been about nuclear power had it been used first to cure cancer rather than used to create the atomic bomb. Many of the scientists who participated in the Manhattan Project may have altruistic reasons -- to help end the war. Were the scientists who participated in a similar quest in Germany motivated with the same goal?

    This section introduces you to various topics in ethics when studying living organisms, especially human beings. Use the A to Z navigation links above, preceded by "Bioethics" to look for specific topics or resources.

    The major guidelines when studying living organisms are collated under the following sections:
    Visit the BioSafety section to explore more specific topics dealing with safety:
    • Carcinogens & Biohazards
      the information database included were from an international collaborative project and peer-reviewed materials about carcinogens and hazardous materials.
    • International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
      the information database included were from an international collaborative project and peer-reviewed documents about chemicals and materials that are likely to be found in laboratories and work environment. The current databases is less comprehensive than the MSDS databases, but the breath and concise presentation of the information included in each ICSC should prove more easy to access and understand in a laboratory setting and in case of an emergency.
    • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
      provides online databases on Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and related biosafety databases.
    • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
      this database was developed as an emergency response guide in case of an incident involving hazardous materials.

    Additional information are available also in the websites of the various major biomedical centers included in the Medical Centers section. Visit also the "related websites" (see left navigation links) for other relevant information databases.

    In case you do not find what you are looking for among the various topics included in the "A to Z navigation links" above and in the other related sections (see left navigation links), the Untitled Search section in this website provides search engines and directories that are more specific for the health and biomedical sciences. Some of these search engines and directories included information databases that were prepared specifically for laypeople as well as for physicians and scientists.


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