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  • Joseph R. Herkert, North Carolina State University, shared an update
    PostedMonday, November 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Call for Poster Presentations
    Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics
    and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields

     

    March 14 – 15, 2018
    Genetic Engineering & Society Center
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina

     

    Workshop Purpose:  To s

    hare methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

    Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007).  It can be used in experiential learn

    ing that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying. Peterson (2009) describes

     

     its usefulness as “providi

    ng a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.”

    Workshop Format The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged schol

    arship, such as:

    • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students;
    • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students;
    • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students.

    The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants. 

    To Apply
    Submit a 500-750 abstract o

    f your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form. If travel support is requested, please include estimated airfare.

    Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: December 8, 2017.
    Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2017.


    For More Information:
    Visit the workshop website at https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/cce-workshop-2018/ or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert, jherkert@ncsu.edu.

    Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.

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  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Conference

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:58 AM

    The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics announces the 27th Annual APPE International Conference Thursday March 1 - Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton. The conference program features multiple tracks.

    APPE was founded in 1991 to encourage high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics. Members and conference participants enjoy connecting and networking with people in their own fields and related fields who share an interest in applied ethics. The Annual Conference helps Association members and nonmembers from all disciplines stay up-to-date on scholarship, pedagogy, and professional strategies in applied ethics.


    Click here for Submission Guidelines

    The submission deadline for all categories is October 27, 2017


    Programming and special events provide great opportunities for professional development. 

    For ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Results from the 5th WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity)

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:49 AM

    The 5th WCRI conference website (http://www.wcri2017.org/) now contains videos of the keynote lectures (http://www.wcri2017.org/program/videos-plenary-keynote-lectures) and the PowerPoint slides of all presentations (http://www.wcri2017.org/07fa5bb9f2b74830a7c18326c32538d5). One result of the conference is a plan to develop the “Registry for Research on the Responsible conduct of Research” (RRRCR). See http://www.wcri2017.org/program/amsterdam-agenda.  The Netherlands Research Integrity Network website (https://www.nrin.nl/) serves as a portal to resources in the field of research integrity and has many users outside the Netherlands.   

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Call for Vignettes: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:22 AM

    The International Research Collaborations Working Group (I-Group) of the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) is hosting “Data Matters: Ethics, Data and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World”, to be held March 14-16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The I-Group is seeking input from the community in the form of case studies, research vignettes, or illustrative examples that will aid in identifying ethical issues in the collection, sharing, curation, access, and use of data in any of a variety of research and data collection contexts.
  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    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: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in140.jsp?org=NSF

     

    In addition here is recent article on NSF and RCR: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/despite-its-weaknesses-nsf-reiterate-policy-teaching-good-research-habits

  • 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 https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?Eventid=2023840

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

    Questions?
    Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov

    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 ...

  • Call for Nominations: AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

    PostedWednesday, June 28, 2017 AT 10:27 AM

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
    AAAS SCIENTIFIC FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
    DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

    PostedFriday, March 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 ...

  • Revisions of the Common Rule

    PostedTuesday, January 24, 2017 AT 9:07 AM

    HHS and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies Announce Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule)

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This final rule is intended to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. These revisions are an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight.

    The final rule is being put on public display on January 18, 2017, by the Office of the Federal Register and can be accessed at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01058/federal-policy-for-protection-of-human-subjects. It is expected that the final rule ...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Caroline Whitbeck

    PostedTuesday, September 13, 2016 AT 10:37 AM

    Caroline Whitbeck, Emerita Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University and Emerita Professor of philosophy, passed away on September 5, 2016.  Whitbeck was a respected philosopher of science, technology, and medicine. In addition to being a past chair of the OEC Advisory Group at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), she was the founder of the Online Ethics Center before its move to the NAE and spent much of her professional energy on developing it as an educational resource in the fields of Engineering and Scientific Ethics.

    Whitbeck held a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wellesley College, a master's degree from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was elected Fellow of the AAAS for her work in engineering ethics, and was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in 1994-95.

    Whitbeck combined research and teaching interests in the philosophy of science, ...

  • A Roundtable on Ethics, Privacy, and Research Reviews

    PostedFriday, June 17, 2016 AT 11:26 AM

    The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Ohio State University's Program on Data and Governance invite you to a roundtable discussion of ethics, privacy, and practical research review in corporate settings that will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at FPF (1400 Eye Street, NW #450) from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT. This roundtable is an important extension of FPF's December 2015 workshop, "Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research," supported by the National Science Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  

    This timely event, which follows the White House's call to develop strong data ethics frameworks, will convene corporate and academic leaders to discuss ethical review processes in corporate settings. We will hear from key representatives from AT&T; Facebook; Iowa State University; Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law; ...

  • Growing Research Integrity Together Conference

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:53 PM

    The conference will include three days of active, workshop style learning, presentations from experts and leaders all centered on the topic of building bridges between faculty, administrators and research staff (lab and clinic) in supporting research integrity. Registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about fostering “Research Integrity Partnerships,” including faculty, administrators, students and research staff. A free train- the-trainer session will be held at the end of Day 3.

    Regular registration is $300 (through 6/20)

    Registration includes all materials, refreshments and lunch each day.

    Date and Time: June 29 - July 1 (Wednesday-Friday) 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Vanderbilt University
    More informationhttps://vanderbiltlinkages.squarespace.com/grit/

     

  • Webinar: New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:42 PM

    Overview

    Over the past two decades, political scientists have adopted experimental methods to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. This new wave of field experimentation has produced some very public controversies. Researchers have created illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposed subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even gone so far as to commit crimes to measure police responses. These recent controversies have contributed to distrust among the public and made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of this experimental work. How can IRBs guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere? 

    Using case studies from global and domestic research, a political scientist and an ethicist will:

    • Explore current landscapes and trends in ...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Vivian Weil

    PostedMonday, May 23, 2016 AT 9:42 AM

    https://iit.edu/news/iittoday/?p=54346

    Vivian Weil, professor of ethics and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, passed away on May 7, 2016. She was a member of the IIT faculty for 44 years and a founding member and director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions from 1987-2014. She was an influential advisor to the NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society and the Online Ethics Center.  She made foundational contributions to scholarship and education about research and engineering ethics.

     As noted in the memorial notice, May 10, IIT, “she will be greatly missed by her colleagues, and her legacy will continue through the countless younger colleagues and students she mentored and the activities of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.”  The notice can be found at https://iit.edu/news/iittoday/?p=54346.

    Weil received her A.B. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and her ...

  • New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    PostedFriday, May 13, 2016 AT 11:21 AM

    When: Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00-2:30 PM ET
    RegisterRegistration closes Tuesday, June 7
    More InformationNew Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    Very public controversies over the past two decades—including researchers creating illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposing subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even committing crimes to measure police responses—have made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of the experimental methods used by political scientists to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. Join PRIM&R for our upcoming webinar and help your IRB guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere.

    During this intermediate-level webinar, a political scientist and an ethicist will:

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