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.

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  • Assessment Tool 0
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 19
  • Case Study / Scenario 59
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 1
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 39
    • Mini-case 3
    • Moral Exemplar 0
    • Open-ended scenario 16
    • Role Play 1
    • Technical / Numerical Case 0
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 16
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 0
    • International Declarations and Standards 0
    • professional code 16
  • Educational Activity Description 4
    • Course 0
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 3
    • Institution-wide Program 0
    • Multi-semester program 1
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 0
    • Workshop/Event 0
  • Essay 1
  • Event / presentation 0
  • Instructor Material 5
    • lecture plan / notes 0
    • lesson plan / guide 3
    • pedagogical notes/essays 0
    • rubric 0
    • syllabus 1
  • Multimedia 3
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 2
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 38
    • blog 1
    • book 0
    • journal article 1
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 34
    • web article 0
  • Subject Aids 0
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 1
  • Website / organization 3
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 6
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 23
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 19
  • Emerging technologies 7
  • Environmental Justice 12
  • Governance 13
  • Human Rights 15
  • Law and Public Policy 18
  • Privacy and Surveillance 25
  • Public and Community Engagement 19
  • Public Well-being 26
  • Responsible Innovation 13
  • Risk 17
  • Security 10
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 2
    • Dual Use 3
  • Social and Political Conflict 7
  • Social Justice 11
  • Social Responsibility 25
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 2
  • Sustainability 16
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 2
    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 4
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 7
  • Bias in Research 7
  • Collaboration 24
    • Interdisciplinary Research 5
    • International Collaboration 4
  • Community and Participatory Research 18
  • Confidentiality 30
  • Conflict of Interest 17
  • Data Management 33
  • Diversity 9
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 2
  • Expert Witness 0
  • Grant Management 6
  • Human Subjects Research 58
    • Informed Consent 28
    • Institutional Review Boards 11
    • Vulnerable Populations 16
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 7
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 20
  • Organizational Climate 9
  • Publication Ethics 24
    • Authorship 11
    • Peer Review 6
  • Reproducibility 5
  • Research Misconduct 17
    • Fabrication 4
    • Falsification 3
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 3
    • Plagiarism 5
  • Safety 20
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 1
    • Product Liability 1
    • Public Health and Safety 6
  • Whistleblowing 6
  • Workplace Ethics 13
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 2
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 1
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 3
  • Big Data 6
  • Climate Change 6
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 3
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 3
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 2
  • Human Migration 3
  • Military and Defense Research 3
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 172
    • Applied Mathematics 1
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 3
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 53
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 9
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 16
    • Statistics and Probability 4
  • Engineering 378
    • Aerospace Engineering 9
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 16
    • Civil Engineering 18
    • Computer Engineering 12
    • Earth Resources Engineering 5
    • Electrical Engineering 9
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 14
    • Industrial Engineering 9
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 16
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 38
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 281
    • Animal Science 6
    • Biochemistry 15
    • Bioinformatics 4
    • Biophysics 5
    • Biotechnology 10
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 7
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 13
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 10
    • Food Science 3
    • Forestry and Forest Science 8
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 7
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 11
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 7
    • Public Health 24
    • Structural Biology 3
    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 10
  • Research Ethics 358
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 146
    • 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 7
    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 18
    • 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
  • Research Ethics and the Norwegian Oil Industry

    Added01/05/2018

    In 2014, researchers and students at University of Bergen questioned the university's research cooperation with the nation’s oil industry, Statoil. The rector asked the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) for advice, which it provided in a public report.

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Year 2017
  • Doubts About Published Results

    Added09/09/2006

    Updated01/29/2016

    research ethics, responsible conduct of research, ethics, research, publications, scientific misconduct, fabrication, falsification,

    A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise when one researcher suspects that another researcher fabricated data.

    Author(s) Albert R. Meyer Caroline Whitbeck
    Contributor(s) Caroline Whitbeck
    Year 1993
  • Microbiologists Respond to Bioterrorism

    Added10/02/2013

    Updated08/05/2016

    In the wake of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, a group of microbiologists worked with the FBI to identify the individual or group who mailed letters filled with anthrax to American government officials and media personalities. Others struggled with the issues of whether and how to publish research results of potential use to terrorists. A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address the social responsibilities of researchers, particularly those concerning scientists and engineers and their involvement in or opposition to military projects.

    Author(s) Karin Ellison Karen Wellner
    Contributor(s) Karin Ellison
    Year 2013
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