Through a National Science Foundation grant, Teaching Research Ethics: An Institutional Change Model at Western Michigan University, the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society has developed programs and materials on the teaching of research ethics. As a result of that three-year project, the center oversees WMU's Research Ethics Resource Center, established in 2006 with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research.
The Research Ethics Resource Center functions as a readily identifiable place that hosts speakers, workshops, seminars and discussions of issues in the ethics of research. It also serves as a repository for research ethics materials.
The Research Ethics Resource Center's goal is to foster a sustainable environment in which researchers reflect on and understand the underlying principles that form the basis of ethical practice and apply them in the context of their research.