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 55
  • Case Study / Scenario 572
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 119
    • 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 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 31
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 1
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 13
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 2
  • Emerging technologies 0
  • Environmental Justice 2
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 6
  • Law and Public Policy 3
  • Privacy and Surveillance 2
  • Public and Community Engagement 3
  • Public Well-being 15
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 2
  • Security 2
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 2
  • Social Justice 4
  • Social Responsibility 6
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 8
    • Economic 1
    • Environmental 5
    • Social 2
    • Sustainable Development 4
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 6
  • Bias in Research 3
  • Collaboration 9
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 5
  • Confidentiality 25
  • Conflict of Interest 24
  • Data Management 17
  • Diversity 0
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 2
  • Grant Management 2
  • Human Subjects Research 17
    • Informed Consent 7
    • Institutional Review Boards 2
    • Vulnerable Populations 5
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 10
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 10
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 24
    • Authorship 15
    • Peer Review 3
  • Reproducibility 1
  • Research Misconduct 9
    • Fabrication 0
    • Falsification 0
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 0
    • Plagiarism 3
  • Safety 24
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 5
    • Product Liability 1
    • Public Health and Safety 21
  • Whistleblowing 1
  • Workplace Ethics 24
    • Bidding Process 1
    • Bribery and Extortion 2
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 11
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 10
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 1
  • Climate Change 1
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 0
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 0
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 0
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 25
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 1
    • Atmospheric Sciences 0
    • Chemistry 4
    • Computer Sciences 8
    • Earth Sciences 2
    • Geological Sciences 2
    • Mathematics 1
    • Meteorology 1
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 0
    • Oceanography 1
    • Physics 4
    • Statistics and Probability 1
  • Engineering 35
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 1
    • Chemical Engineering 1
    • Civil Engineering 3
    • Computer Engineering 0
    • Earth Resources Engineering 0
    • Electrical Engineering 2
    • Engineering Management 0
    • Environmental Engineering 1
    • Industrial Engineering 2
    • Material Science and Engineering 0
    • Mechanical Engineering 3
    • Nuclear Engineering 0
    • Systems Engineering 0
  • International Perspectives 0
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 21
    • Animal Science 1
    • Biochemistry 1
    • Bioinformatics 1
    • Biophysics 2
    • Biotechnology 1
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 3
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2
    • Entomology 0
    • Environmental Health 1
    • Food Science 1
    • Forestry and Forest Science 2
    • Genetics and Genomics 2
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 2
    • Integrative Biology 3
    • Microbiology 1
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 0
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 3
    • Physiology 1
    • Plant Sciences 2
    • Public Health 4
    • Structural Biology 1
    • Synthetic Biology 1
    • Systems Biology 1
    • Toxicology 2
  • Research Ethics 17
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 16
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 0
    • Anthropology 3
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 0
    • Economics 0
    • Geography 3
    • Information Sciences 1
    • Linguistics 1
    • Political Science 0
    • Psychology 3
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 1
    • Science and Technology Studies 0
    • Sociology 1
    • Urban Studies and Planning 0
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    This bibliography includes resources for assessing students' competence in ethics as well as for evaluating the effectiveness of ethics instruction. It also has a section looking at methods for assessing the ethical climate of an organization.

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    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.

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