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  • PostedThursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM
  • IEEE TechEthics Conference on AI - Oct 13, 2017

    PostedTuesday, September 19, 2017 AT 5:36 PM

    The National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineering Ethics, and Society is collaborating with IEEE to hold the inaugural IEEE TechEthics Conference on October 13, 2017. The conference features luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, and policy development. This highly interactive event will feature keynotes by Rodney Brooks and Danielle Bassett, multimedia showings by Heather Knight, and panels on:

    • The Social, Personal and Ecnomic Impacts of AI
    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Ships and More: How Autonomous Transportation Systems are Impacting Society
    • Will Neuroscience Research Lead to Conscious AI?
    • Influencing the Next Generation of Engineers via Ethics Education

    Be part of the conversation! Join us as we explore the ethical and societal implications of technology.

    Register Today at

  • 2018 NNCI Winter School - Call for Applications

    PostedThursday, September 14, 2017 AT 11:24 AM

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    2018 NNCI Winter School

    Call for Applications


    6th Annual Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies

    hosted by The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

    January 3-10, 2018. 

    The Winter School is designed to give junior scholars an introduction to and practical experience with methods and theory for better understanding the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Coordinating Office is now supporting the winter school, previously run by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

    Presentations describing various tools, concepts and methods that guide social science research into emerging technologies will be supplemented by practical activities and rigorous discussion. Ample work time and breaks are built into the Winter School schedule to encourage participants to guide their own learning experience throughout the week. ...

  • NSF Notice on RCR Training, 2017

    PostedTuesday, August 29, 2017 AT 11:42 AM

    NSF issued an Important Notice No. 140 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations on the Training in Responsible Conduct of Research – A Reminder of the NSF Requirement on August 17, 2017. It can be found here:


    In addition here is recent article on NSF and RCR:

  • ORI offers RCR Instructor Workshop

    PostedThursday, August 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

    La Jolla Shores Hotel   
    8110 Camino Del Oro
    San Diego, California 92037
    United States  
    (855) 923-8058


    Comments from past participants

    “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”

    “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for ...

  • Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education Call for Comment

    PostedMonday, August 14, 2017 AT 3:18 PM

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century invites your response to the Committee’s recently released Discussion Document and Call for Community Input.


    The Discussion Document outlines sets of competencies that may serve as core educational elements at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels. The Call for Community Input welcomes general reactions to the competencies and also provides questions for more specific feedback.  The Discussion Document and Call for Community Input will remain open for comment until September 22, 2017.


    If you are interested in attending the Committee’s next meeting on September 14 from 1:30-5:00pm PST at the University of California, San Francisco, please use this link for in-person attendance or this link for information on the webcast. Please direct any questions about the Discussion Document, Call for Community Input, or ...

  • Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation: Looking to the Future - Brussels, Belgium 18-19 September 2017

    PostedWednesday, August 2, 2017 AT 1:11 PM

    This conference at the MCE Conference and Business Centre in Brussels brings together all relevant stakeholder groups and experts to look at the future trends in the ethics of R&I.

    Conference topics include:

    --current ethical problems and issues in research and innovation;

    --standards, frameworks, and methods for enhancing ethics assessment of R&I;

    --ways to support the activities of research ethics committees;

    --policies to strengthen ethical R&I practices in the EU and beyond;

    --ethics of R&I for universities, industry, research funding organizations, and civil society organizations;

    --ethics of R&I in the humanities and social sciences, the engineering sciences, the computer and information sciences, the natural sciences, and the medical and life sciences;

    --methods for promoting social responsibility in R&I - i.e. ethical impact assessment. 

    The conference will present results from the SATORI project.  For more information visit the ...

  • Employment Opportunity, Senior Advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation, Norway

    PostedThursday, July 20, 2017 AT 10:06 AM

    The Center for Technology and Society at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, is looking for a Senior advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) for the Center of Digital Life Norway (DLN).  The advisor will have a central role in developing RRI within DLN and in developing responsible biotechnology R&D in Norway. He or she will also have an important role in developing DLN’s career program for young researchers. This full-time position for 3.5 years is an outstanding opportunity to gain a visible position at the interface between social studies and humanities (SSH) research and digital biotechnology.

    Center for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is a national center for biotechnology research, education, and innovation. For more information, see:  The Center for Technology and Society at the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, is leading the RRI work in DLN. The ...

  • Call for Nominations: AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

    PostedWednesday, June 28, 2017 AT 10:27 AM


    The award recognizes scientists or engineers or their associations whose exemplary actions have fostered scientific freedom and responsibility. Such achievements can include acting to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or establishing important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

    While some of the awardees have risked their freedom and even physical safety by their actions, others are honored for activities that demonstrate their devotion to the values most honored in the scientific community. Additionally, although some award winners are distinguished scientists or scholars, this is not a ...

  • S.NET abstract call for travel support and publication opportunities

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:41 PM

    The Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is happy to invite students, postdoctoral researchers, junior scholars, researchers who are members of communities that are underrepresented in STEM education and research, and independent scholars who have minimal funds to cover the costs to attend conferences, to submit abstracts for S.NET 2017.  The Society will likely be able to offer financial assistance to a small number of these applicants.

    This conference will convene from October 9-11, 2017, at Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona, United States (US). 

    Applicants should submit their abstracts for poster or paper presentations to no later than June 11, 2017, using the subject line “S.NET 2017 special submission.”


  • Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:37 PM

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation will be held on the 18th and 19th September 2017 in Barcelona.

    This conference aims to create a permanent and multidisciplinary knowledge network on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), where all stakeholders will learn from each other: universities, governments, cities and public and social agencies.

    There will be a parallel session dedicated to RRI: “Responsible Research and Innovation: a new concept for a new society?”.

    The conference will feature more than 40 speakers from around 20 countries who will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations relating to the challenges involved with the SDGs. Through a combination of keynote presentations by renowned experts, round tables and parallel sessions, the conference seeks to open a debate among the different stakeholders on solutions for a sustainable ...

  • Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:35 PM

    Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    Jan 25th to 27th 2018 San Diego, US

    Valuing and honoring our commitments


    ESJP 13 at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, USD

    The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego is delighted to host the 13th annual Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) conference January 25th-27th 2018. This conference celebrates the commitment that USD and the Shiley-Marcos School have made through their RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) program to support the development of engineering students who are “changemakers” for social justice, economic development and sustainability on a global scale.


    ESJP was founded in 2004 by a group of academics who questioned the complex relationship that engineering has with social and environmental justice. In order to ensure that continuing and future practices were not explicitly or unwittingly supporting injustices but actively promoting ...

  • Save the date: National Data Integrity Conference Oct 5-6

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:31 AM



    NDIC 2017
    The Human Side of Data:
    from the societal impacts to everyday practice
    on Oct 5-6
    in Ft. Collins, Colorado!

    The National Data Integrity Conference is back! We're gathering a diverse group of experts to talk through some of the biggest challenges facing people who work with data.

    • Theme: The Human Side of Data: from the societal impacts to everyday practice.
    • Location: North Ballroom, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
    • Dates: Oct 5-6, 2017
    • Pre-conference Data Carpentry Workshop: Oct 3-4, 2017
    • Submit a presentation proposal! (Details below)

    Over the last two years, researchers, technologists, administrators, grant funders, librarians, research integrity officers, students, and faculty alike have met to share ...

  • Reminder: Registration is Open for the Union College Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:30 AM

    We are delighted to have Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University as the Keynote Speaker of the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education. The title and abstract of Dr. Petroski’s talk can be found at (


    The program at-a-glance can be found at ( The program is packed with interesting papers and exciting workshops.


    ​​Registration for the Symposium is free and includes all meals. ​​We invite you to register on the website ( at your earliest convenience but no later than May 19th if you wish to attend Friday and/or Saturday dinner(s).


    A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Schenectady and the special symposium rate is available throughMay 2nd. Please see ( for more details on travel and ...

  • Fifth Annual Integrated Network on Social Sustainability (INSS) Conference - June 6-7, 2017

    PostedMonday, May 1, 2017 AT 10:50 AM


    The 2017 conference theme is "Smart, Connected Communities." The keynote speaker is David Ludlow, Associate Professor, European Smart Cities at the University of the West of England.

    The conference will be held across the following sites and online

    • Charlotte, NC (host)
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Lima, Peru

    The Center for Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Baltimore meeting at the University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201.


    The agenda for the Baltimore location, and the registration form, are available at

    General information for the INSS meeting is available at


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