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
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • 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
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
  • Political and Social Conflict 2
  • 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 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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  • Using Case Studies Bibliography

    Added03/26/2010

    Updated09/02/2016

    This bibliography includes examples of different ways instructors have used case studies to introduce ethical topics to their students and resources for finding cases and incorporating them into the classroom.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
  • Active Learning Bibliography

    Added08/17/2016

    Updated11/16/2016

    An annotated bibliography of web sites, books and journal articles looking at how to integrate active learning into ethics education. Includes material on what active learning is and how it is done, how active learning can be done in an online environment, and how it can be integrated into ethics education.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
  • 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
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