Submission Instructions

Bioethics Education Resources (BEdR) is a peer-reviewed, open-source collection that will equip educators from varied disciplinary backgrounds and expertise with resources and training for a scholarly approach to teaching ethics, humanities, and the arts in the health professions and to make contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning. All of our resources have been implemented with health professions students, medical trainees, or practitioners.

For those interested in contributing a resource to BEdR, please use these guidelines:


Bioethics Education Resources are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike License. This license allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the resource non-commercially, as long as they credit the author(s) and license their new creations under the identical terms.


Bioethics Education Resources are housed in Florida International University's Digital Commons. Digital Commons publication polices include:

  • The work must be creative, scholarly in nature, research-oriented, or of institutional significance.

  • The author must own the copyright to all components and content within the work, or have received and be able to show permission to make the material available within the Digital Commons.

  • Authors retain the copyright of all works submitted and are free to reuse content as long as it complies with any other publication agreement.

  • All users must respect the intellectual property rights of the author and cannot copy, distribute, display, alter, or use for commercial purposes, any of the works unless otherwise specified.

The following content is not permitted for submission:

  • FERPA-protected information

  • HIPPA-regulated information (protected health information, including any information related to the past, present or future physical or mental health of an individual, except only if the individual has authorized release of his or her information in writing, and such release is in the hands of the publisher.

  • Content barred by law or regulation from publication.

  • Intellectual property for which the submitter does not have permission to submit and distribute.

  • Non-public personally identifiable financial or contact information of any kind including, but not limited to, social security numbers, credit/debit card numbers, account numbers, account balances, and private residential addresses, except only where such records preexist as legitimate publicly accessible records outside the university.

  • Photographic depictions of individuals in areas where reasonable expectation of privacy exists, except if all individuals depicted have given written consent to publication of their image.

  • Records protected by state privacy laws. Please note that privacy laws vary by state and protect their residents even when they are out of state.

The FIU Digital Commons has been established as a permanent repository. Once materials are submitted and posted items CANNOT be withdrawn but can be hidden from view.  No materials will be removed without an attempt to reach the author. Possible reasons for withdrawal include factual inaccuracy, plagiarism and possible copyright infringement. If the authors would like to have new contact information added to their material in FIU Digital Commons, the editors will assist them in having such information added. If a work is withdrawn, a citation including original metadata will always remain, but the work is noted as withdrawn. Sample statements might include “removed at request of author” or “removed by legal order”.