EthicShare (www.ethicshare.org) is a discovery and collaboration research website for ethics scholars and students. Based at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science and Engineering, EthicShare’s pilot implementation builds on a recent planning phase that was a collaboration with the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.
EthicShare's database will 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. Resources will be harvested from scholarly indexes, OAI sources, government documents, RSS feeds, and monograph record sources.
The goal of the project is to position EthicShare as a service that makes available quality electronic content and provides a productive environment for community engagement and scholarship.