EthicShare (www.ethicshare.org) is a discovery, collaboration, and research website for the bioethics community. Based at the University of Minnesota Libraries, EthicShare brings 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. Resources are harvested from scholarly indexes, open sources, government documents, RSS feeds, and monograph record sources. EthicShare makes 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 has over 7600 registered users from around the globe.
Planning Phase Documentation
Pilot Implementation Phase Documentation
Program Development Phase Documentation
John Butler, Associate University Librarian for Data & Technology
Kate McCready, Project Director
Chad Fennell, Systems Analyst
David Naughton, Systems Analyst