About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.


Research ethics, as that term is usually used, is the study of the appropriate ethical standards for research involving humans and the establishment of appropriate governance mechanisms for such research. Though traditionally biomedical in its focus, research ethics is now understood properly to apply to human-subjects research of all kinds. (There are also ethical standards that apply to the use of animals in research, but those standards are typically not part of what we mean by the term “research ethics.”)

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