Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

This section houses and provides access to all the OEC materials. It is searchable by type of resource, topic, field, and author and other publication information. A search by resource, then topic or field, reduces the number of entries identified.

Resource Type
  • Assessment Tool 5
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 43
  • Case Study / Scenario 531
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 120
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 187
    • Mini-case 36
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 183
    • Role Play 11
    • Technical / Numerical Case 17
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 71
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 0
    • International Declarations and Standards 2
    • professional code 61
  • Educational Activity description 6
    • course 1
    • ethics across the curriculum 0
    • Institution-wide program 2
    • Multi-year program 0
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • service learning 0
    • train the trainer 0
  • Essay 12
  • Event / presentation 3
  • Instructor Material 51
    • exercise / assignment / module 33
    • lecture plan / notes 1
    • lesson plan / guide 4
    • pedagogical notes/essays 8
    • rubric 1
    • syllabus 2
  • Multimedia 9
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 0
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 2
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 35
    • book 0
    • journal article 0
    • newspaper / magazine article 0
    • report 7
    • web article 3
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 7
  • Website / organization 12
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 28
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 53
  • Corruption 10
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 30
  • Diversity 12
  • Emerging technologies 26
  • Environmental Justice 38
  • Governance 32
  • Human Rights 15
  • Law and Public Policy 39
  • Political and Social Conflict 18
  • Privacy and Surveillance 36
  • Public and Community Engagement 40
  • Public Well-being 87
  • Responsible Innovation 31
  • Risk 81
  • Security 23
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 9
    • Dual Use 7
  • Social Justice 45
  • Social Responsibility 115
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 9
  • Sustainability 64
    • Economic 2
    • Environmental 47
    • Social 11
    • Sustainable Development 7
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 53
  • Bias in Research 8
  • Collaboration 189
    • Interdisciplinary Research 4
    • International Collaboration 4
  • Community and Participatory Research 15
  • Confidentiality 44
  • Conflict of Interest 89
  • Data Management 97
  • Diversity 37
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 13
    • Diversity in Research Design 9
  • Expert Witness 7
  • Grant Management 11
  • Human Subjects Research 125
    • Informed Consent 69
    • Institutional Review Boards 25
    • Vulnerable Populations 51
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 59
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 209
  • Organizational Climate 28
  • Publication Ethics 164
    • Authorship 124
    • Peer Review 32
  • Reproducibility 7
  • Research Misconduct 65
    • Fabrication 12
    • Falsification 10
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 19
    • Plagiarism 27
  • Safety 160
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 46
    • Product Liability 24
    • Public Health and Safety 89
  • Whistleblowing 39
  • Workplace Ethics 164
    • Bidding Process 18
    • Bribery and Extortion 18
    • Community Relations 14
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 83
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 73
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 7
  • Big Data 0
  • Climate Change 11
  • Cloning 6
  • Dual Use Research 10
  • Embryo Research 8
  • Energy 10
  • Geoengineering 1
  • Human Enhancement 9
  • Human Migration 2
  • Military and Defense Research 7
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 213
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 4
    • Atmospheric Sciences 3
    • Chemistry 46
    • Computer Sciences 78
    • Earth Sciences 4
    • Geological Sciences 5
    • Mathematics 16
    • Meteorology 6
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 7
    • Oceanography 2
    • Physics 17
    • Statistics and Probability 6
  • Engineering 517
    • Aerospace Engineering 16
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 19
    • Chemical Engineering 27
    • Civil Enginering 35
    • Computer Engineering 6
    • Earth Resources Engineering 2
    • Electrical Engineering 11
    • Engineering Management 5
    • Environmental Engineering 20
    • Industrial Enginering 11
    • Material Science and Engineering 21
    • Mechanical Engineering 25
    • Nuclear Engineering 9
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Ethics 20
  • Life and Enviornmental Sciences 324
    • Animal Science 8
    • Biochemistry 26
    • Bioinformatics 5
    • Biophysics 8
    • Biotechnology 8
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 13
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 13
    • Entomology 5
    • Environmental Health 6
    • Food Science 5
    • Forestry and Forest Science 5
    • Genetics and Genomics 63
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 29
    • Integrated Biology 5
    • Microbiology 11
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 9
    • Nutrition 5
    • Pharmacology 26
    • Physiology 7
    • Plant Sciences 10
    • Public Health 35
    • Structural Biology 6
    • Synthetic Biology 10
    • Systems Biology 9
    • Toxicology 18
  • Research Ethics 522
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 145
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 1
    • Anthropology 9
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 4
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 3
    • Economics 0
    • Geography 6
    • Information Sciences 7
    • Linguistics 0
    • Political Science 5
    • Psychology 30
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 14
    • Science and Technology Studies 3
    • Sociology 8
    • Urban Studies and Planning 2
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  • Post-Doc Blues

    Added08/23/2006

    responsible research, appe, reseth, student and post-doc authorship, authorship, acknowledgment, collaborative research, publication, credit

    This case discusses scientific relationships including adviser-graduate student; adviser-post-doc; and post-doc-graduate student. It also explores the relationship of one lab to another lab in the scientific community and intellectual property.

    Contributor(s) Brian Schrag
    Year 2006
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