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 6
    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 55
  • Case Study / Scenario 571
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 118
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 218
    • Mini-case 37
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 186
    • Role Play 12
    • Technical / Numerical Case 17
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 98
    • governmental policy 1
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 4
    • professional code 79
  • Educational Activity Description 56
    • Course 15
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 23
    • Institution-wide Program 4
    • Multi-semester program 8
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 1
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 13
  • Event / presentation 13
  • Instructor Material 40
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 8
    • pedagogical notes/essays 13
    • rubric 5
    • syllabus 11
  • Multimedia 13
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 5
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 112
    • blog 1
    • book 0
    • journal article 4
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 82
    • web article 3
  • Subject Aids 18
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 25
  • Website / organization 30
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 31
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 67
  • Corruption 7
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 36
  • Emerging technologies 50
  • Environmental Justice 39
  • Governance 37
  • Human Rights 42
  • Law and Public Policy 45
  • Privacy and Surveillance 51
  • Public and Community Engagement 41
  • Public Well-being 97
  • Responsible Innovation 51
  • Risk 71
  • Security 37
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 7
    • Dual Use 7
  • Social and Political Conflict 18
  • Social Justice 44
  • Social Responsibility 104
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 10
  • Sustainability 78
    • Economic 2
    • Environmental 33
    • Social 11
    • Sustainable Development 15
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 47
  • Bias in Research 14
  • Collaboration 116
    • Interdisciplinary Research 4
    • International Collaboration 6
  • Community and Participatory Research 26
  • Confidentiality 66
  • Conflict of Interest 85
  • Data Management 98
  • Diversity 32
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 8
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 6
  • Expert Witness 7
  • Grant Management 13
  • Human Subjects Research 125
    • Informed Consent 51
    • Institutional Review Boards 20
    • Vulnerable Populations 34
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 47
    • Industrial Espionage 1
    • Trade Secrets 2
  • Mentors and Trainees 129
  • Organizational Climate 23
  • Publication Ethics 122
    • Authorship 85
    • Peer Review 22
  • Reproducibility 13
  • Research Misconduct 57
    • Fabrication 10
    • Falsification 9
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 12
    • Plagiarism 18
  • Safety 142
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 31
    • Product Liability 14
    • Public Health and Safety 71
  • Whistleblowing 28
  • Workplace Ethics 122
    • Bidding Process 11
    • Bribery and Extortion 12
    • Community Relations 10
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 55
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 47
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 6
  • Big Data 20
  • Climate Change 19
  • Cloning 3
  • Dual Use Research 11
  • Embryo Research 8
  • Energy 12
  • Geoengineering 4
  • Human Enhancement 17
  • Human Migration 4
  • Military and Defense Research 10
  • Stem Cell Research 1
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 167
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 3
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 52
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 8
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 12
    • Statistics and Probability 4
  • Engineering 375
    • Aerospace Engineering 8
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 15
    • Civil Engineering 18
    • Computer Engineering 11
    • Earth Resources Engineering 5
    • Electrical Engineering 8
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 14
    • Industrial Engineering 8
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 16
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 38
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 272
    • Animal Science 6
    • Biochemistry 15
    • Bioinformatics 4
    • Biophysics 5
    • Biotechnology 10
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 7
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 9
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 10
    • Food Science 2
    • Forestry and Forest Science 7
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 6
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 11
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 6
    • Public Health 24
    • Structural Biology 3
    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 9
  • Research Ethics 355
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 142
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
    • Anthropology 14
    • Communications 1
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 5
    • Economics 2
    • Geography 5
    • Information Sciences 8
    • Linguistics 2
    • Political Science 6
    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 17
    • Science and Technology Studies 5
    • Sociology 13
    • Urban Studies and Planning 8
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  • Taking a Product to Market

    Added11/28/2017

    software engineering, sales, corporate responsibility, computer science

    A software engineer has concerns about a recommender system his firm is designing to sell to health and life insurance companies. In a meeting with the sales team leader, he brings up these concerns and argues for extending their development timelines to address them. The sales manager, however, wants to hit the market with their product as soon as possible.

    Author(s) Dalton George Jason Ludwig
    Year 2017
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