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 6
    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 53
  • Case Study / Scenario 555
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 114
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 209
    • Mini-case 37
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 183
    • 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 34
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 6
    • pedagogical notes/essays 12
    • rubric 5
    • syllabus 8
  • Multimedia 13
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
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    • video clip 5
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 115
    • blog 1
    • book 0
    • journal article 4
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 82
    • web article 3
  • Subject Aids 11
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 17
  • Website / organization 15
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Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 0
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 0
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 0
  • Emerging technologies 0
  • Environmental Justice 0
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 0
  • Law and Public Policy 0
  • Political and Social Conflict 0
  • Privacy and Surveillance 0
  • Public and Community Engagement 0
  • Public Well-being 0
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 0
  • Security 0
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social Justice 0
  • Social Responsibility 1
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 0
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 0
    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 0
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 3
  • Bias in Research 0
  • Collaboration 3
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 0
  • Confidentiality 1
  • Conflict of Interest 2
  • Data Management 0
  • Diversity 0
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 0
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 5
    • Informed Consent 0
    • Institutional Review Boards 0
    • Vulnerable Populations 0
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 2
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 7
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 7
    • Authorship 6
    • Peer Review 2
  • Reproducibility 0
  • Research Misconduct 2
    • Fabrication 0
    • Falsification 0
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 0
    • Plagiarism 0
  • Safety 2
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 0
    • Product Liability 0
    • Public Health and Safety 0
  • Whistleblowing 1
  • Workplace Ethics 0
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 0
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 0
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 0
  • Climate Change 1
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 1
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 1
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 1
  • Stem Cell Research 0
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    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 0
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    • Chemistry 0
    • Computer Sciences 0
    • Earth Sciences 0
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    • Mathematics 0
    • Meteorology 0
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 0
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    • Physics 0
    • Statistics and Probability 0
  • Engineering 2
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 0
    • Chemical Engineering 0
    • Civil Engineering 0
    • Computer Engineering 0
    • Earth Resources Engineering 0
    • Electrical Engineering 0
    • Engineering Management 0
    • Environmental Engineering 0
    • Industrial Engineering 0
    • Material Science and Engineering 0
    • Mechanical Engineering 0
    • Nuclear Engineering 0
    • Systems Engineering 0
  • International Perspectives 0
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 1
    • Animal Science 0
    • Biochemistry 0
    • Bioinformatics 0
    • Biophysics 0
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    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 0
    • Integrative Biology 0
    • Microbiology 0
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 0
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 0
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 0
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 0
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 0
  • Research Ethics 9
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 1
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    • Anthropology 0
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    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 0
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  • Graduate Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries- Volume 7, 2006

    Added08/15/2016

    Updated08/15/2016

    Volume 7 addresses dealing with research on groups, research with indigenous peoples, encountering criminal behavior in the course of research, invasion of privacy, use of students in research, the IRB and social science research, conflicting roles of researchers, and research on the internet.

    Contributor(s) Brian Schrag
    Authoring Institution Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
    Year 2006
  • Post-Doc Blues

    Added04/26/2006

    Updated01/20/2016

    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
    Authoring Institution Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
    Year 2006
  • 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
  • Cutting Roadside Trees

    Added06/15/1992

    Updated01/19/2016

    For each of the past 7 years at least one person has suffered a fatal automobile accident by crashing into trees closely aligned along a 3 mile stretch of Forest Drive. Many other accidents have also occurred, causing serious injuries, wrecked cars, and damaged trees. Some of the trees are quite close to the pavement. Two law suits have been filed against the road commission for not maintaining sufficient road safety along this 3 three mile stretch. Both were dismissed because the drivers were going well in excess of the 45 mph speed limit.

    Author(s) Michael Pritchard
    Contributor(s) Michael Pritchard
    Authoring Institution Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University
    Year 1992
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