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If you wish to use information that you find on the Online Ethics Center, please refer to "Disclaimer and Citations" in the "About" section, where you can find our general guidelines for citations, permissions, and republication.

OEC Expansion Project
This project - to enhance OEC functionality and content - will develop a sustainable long-term resource for education in ethics, social responsibility, and justice for a broadened group of OEC users. The five year effort, funded by the National Science Foundation in 2014, will improve our collection, particularly in the natural, physical, and social sciences. The project is supported by an advisory board, content editorial boards, and an outreach and engagement group.

More information about the project can be found on the NAE website.

Welcome to the Online Ethics Center (OEC), an electronic repository of resources on science, engineering, and research ethics, for engineers, scientists, scholars, educators, students, and interested citizens. The Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) manages the OEC. The NAE established CEES in 2007, believing that the nation’s premier engineering association needed to articulate issues, share knowledge, and broaden perspectives about the ethical and social dimensions of engineering as both profession and agent of innovation. CEES and the OEC have benefited through generous grants from the National Science Foundation and support from NAE members, in particular Harry E. Bovay Jr. You can read more about the history of the OEC in the About section.


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Call for Submissions

In order to recognize exemplary practices in engineering ethics education, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) invites submissions of ethics activities that prepare students for ethical practice, research, or leadership in engineering. Please see the Call for Submissions on the CEES website and review the submission form and frequently asked questions