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Beginning next year, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation will have to show that their students will be educated in the ethical conduct of scientific research, reports The Scientist. According to the Federal Register, institutions applying for grants must describe, in their applications, "a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project." The rules go into effect on January 4th.

There is, however, no word yet on whether NSF has changed its internal ethics standards.