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PostedAugust 17, 2017 AT 2:25 PM
RCR Instructional Workshop
Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?
If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you.
The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California. The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.
EARLY BIRD RATE: $500
AFTER AUGUST 10: $600
Register Now at https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?Eventid=2023840
La Jolla Shores Hotel
8110 Camino Del Oro
San Diego, California 92037
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PostedMarch 31, 2017 AT 11:03 AM
Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change
The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy. Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.
The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to ...
This set of cases on Biodiversity is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of emerging biotechnologies , big data in the life sciences , human enhancement , and conservation and biodiversity . Doctoral students from Arizona ...
In this case, Armando, a Brazilian Federal Senator with a BS and MS in Biology, must confront ethical dilemmas concerning the Amazon forest. Topics for consideration include: 1) the biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with the forest, 2) the social and economic issues surrounding deforestation, and the 3) options available to Armando as he makes his recommendation on how to use the US funds. Finally, we will explore the role of Maria as a science advisor and address her responsibilities, as well as her mistake in addressing the press.
A scientist working for an environmental advocacy group in Indonesia fights against the transfer of a portion of state owned native forest to a palm-oil plantation. The case raises ethical issues including how to establish the value of natural lands, environmental justice, and communicating science.
An amateur birdwatcher contributes to eBird--a citizen science project. When conservation scientists begin tagging owls in the state park near his home and ask his neighbor for permission to conduct research on her property, he wonders whether the value of the knowledge created about endangered species through both studying migration and citizen science projects such as eBird justifies the impact these activities can have on individual birds and species.
A neuroscientist studies brainwave technologies with the aim of developing brain-machine computer interfaces (BMCI) and biometric systems. In considering projects she might work on, such as developing a database system to identify individuals by EEG biosignatures or advancing the field of neuromarketing, she starts to wonder about the long-term social value of these emerging technologies.