EthicShare ( is a discovery, research, and collaboration website designed to help you do research, share, collaborate, and participate in the field of ethics. It was originally conceptualized and developed at the University of Minnesota by the University of Minnesota Libraries, UMN Center for Bioethics, and UMN Computer Science Department with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

EthicShare is currently maintained at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Welch Medical Library as a free service to the community.

EthicShare was designed and developed to bring together the disparate resources used in practical ethics research: scholarly and popular press articles, multimedia objects, pre-prints, and archival documents from fields as diverse as medicine, biology, public health, public policy, philosophy, law, religion, gender studies, environmental studies and beyond. It was built to harvest resources from scholarly indexes, open sources, government documents, RSS feeds, and monograph record sources. The purpose of EthicShare has been to make available quality digital content and provides a productive environment for ethics community engagement and scholarship.

Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, EthicShare was launched as both a resource for scholars and an experimental environment to enable interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration. It was developed over three grant cycles from 2006 - 2011. As of 2014, EthicShare had over 7600 registered users from around the globe and was transferred to Johns Hopkins in 2016.

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