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Academic and Research Ethics

All students are required to complete the Academic & Research Ethic course (550.860) in the first term in which they are registered. Please click below to learn more. 

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The faculty and students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health share the joint responsibility for maintaining the academic integrity and guaranteeing the highest standard of conduct of the School. Students are obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University.

Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to:

All members of the Johns Hopkins community are responsible for informing the Office of Academic Integrity of any suspected violations of the Student Academic Ethics Code. The Academic Ethics Board, composed of six students and four faculty members, is responsible for supporting and implementing procedures defined in its Constitution as pertains to the Academic Ethics Code and the Policies and Procedures described therein.

Use of Editors:

Students often have questions about using editors for their course or thesis assignment.  The Office of Academic Integrity has a new resource:  Frequently Asked Questions About: Student Use of Editors to Assist with Course, Thesis Proposal or Thesis Related Assignments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  This document should help you to understand what counts as editing, the rules regarding using editors, and how to avoid any pitfalls.


Jon Vernick, JD
Director, Office of Academic Integrity
Office of Academic Integrity
Office: 410-955-7982

Angelica Watts
Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Integrity
Office: 410-614-5367