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Jeff Kahn, Principal Investigator
University of MN - Center for Bioethics
N504 Boyn H S
410 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612.624.9440
Fax: 612.624.9108

Kate McCready, Project Director
University of MN - Libraries
108 Walter Library
117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612.626.4357
Fax: 612.625.5583

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The Research Project

This grant is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Pilot Implementation: January 2008 - June 2009



EthicShare ( 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.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.