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
Bibliography
  • Assessment Tool 6
    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 55
  • Case Study / Scenario 575
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 119
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 220
    • Mini-case 37
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 186
    • Role Play 12
    • Technical / Numerical Case 17
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 101
    • governmental policy 1
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 4
    • professional code 82
  • Educational Activity Description 58
    • Course 15
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 25
    • 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 45
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 12
    • pedagogical notes/essays 13
    • rubric 5
    • syllabus 12
  • Multimedia 14
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 2
    • 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 37
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 25
  • Website / organization 32
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 6
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 6
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 1
  • Emerging technologies 2
  • Environmental Justice 3
  • Governance 2
  • Human Rights 3
  • Law and Public Policy 4
  • Privacy and Surveillance 2
  • Public and Community Engagement 3
  • Public Well-being 4
  • Responsible Innovation 1
  • Risk 5
  • Security 0
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 1
  • Social Justice 4
  • Social Responsibility 3
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 1
  • Sustainability 7
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 3
    • Social 2
    • Sustainable Development 2
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 1
  • Bias in Research 1
  • Collaboration 1
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 0
  • Confidentiality 0
  • Conflict of Interest 1
  • Data Management 1
  • Diversity 1
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 1
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 1
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 3
    • Informed Consent 1
    • Institutional Review Boards 1
    • Vulnerable Populations 1
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 1
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 1
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 1
    • Authorship 1
    • Peer Review 1
  • Reproducibility 0
  • Research Misconduct 2
    • Fabrication 1
    • Falsification 1
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 1
    • Plagiarism 1
  • Safety 5
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 2
    • Product Liability 2
    • Public Health and Safety 2
  • Whistleblowing 1
  • Workplace Ethics 3
    • Bidding Process 2
    • Bribery and Extortion 2
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 2
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 2
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 2
  • Big Data 1
  • Climate Change 5
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 1
  • Energy 4
  • Geoengineering 1
  • Human Enhancement 1
  • Human Migration 2
  • Military and Defense Research 1
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 19
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 0
    • Atmospheric Sciences 3
    • Chemistry 0
    • Computer Sciences 5
    • Earth Sciences 4
    • Geological Sciences 3
    • Mathematics 0
    • Meteorology 2
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3
    • Oceanography 2
    • Physics 1
    • Statistics and Probability 1
  • Engineering 30
    • Aerospace Engineering 2
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 2
    • Chemical Engineering 1
    • Civil Engineering 2
    • Computer Engineering 4
    • Earth Resources Engineering 0
    • Electrical Engineering 3
    • Engineering Management 1
    • Environmental Engineering 2
    • Industrial Engineering 2
    • Material Science and Engineering 3
    • Mechanical Engineering 3
    • Nuclear Engineering 4
    • Systems Engineering 3
  • International Perspectives 0
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 17
    • Animal Science 0
    • Biochemistry 2
    • Bioinformatics 1
    • Biophysics 1
    • Biotechnology 3
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 1
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 0
    • Entomology 0
    • Environmental Health 1
    • Food Science 0
    • Forestry and Forest Science 0
    • Genetics and Genomics 2
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 0
    • Integrative Biology 0
    • Microbiology 1
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 3
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 1
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 1
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 2
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 0
  • Research Ethics 19
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 19
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 1
    • Anthropology 0
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 4
    • Economics 1
    • Geography 1
    • Information Sciences 2
    • Linguistics 0
    • Political Science 4
    • Psychology 0
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 7
    • Science and Technology Studies 4
    • Sociology 2
    • Urban Studies and Planning 3
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    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.

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