Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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  • Environmental Justice 1
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  • Social Justice 0
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  • Expert Witness 0
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  • Human Subjects Research 1
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  • Publication Ethics 1
    • Authorship 1
    • Peer Review 1
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    • Fabrication 0
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    • Plagiarism 0
  • Safety 0
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 0
    • Product Liability 0
    • Public Health and Safety 0
  • Whistleblowing 0
  • Workplace Ethics 1
    • Bidding Process 1
    • Bribery and Extortion 1
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 1
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 1
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  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1
  • Big Data 0
  • Climate Change 0
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 0
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 0
  • Human Migration 1
  • Military and Defense Research 0
  • Stem Cell Research 0
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    Robotics is a branch of science and engineering that develops particular kinds of automated machines for a very wide variety of purposes. The fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science are most directly involved with the design, construction, operation, and ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    Environmental Justice

    One approach to understanding the meaning of “environmental justice” is to consider the intersection of environmental issues and social justice.  Local communities may call for environmental justice when they feel unfairly or overly burdened by pollution ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    Movement of human beings from one location to another is a long-standing characteristic of the species. Today, voluntary migration often occurs when people have options and skills that they will be able to exercise better in a new place. Many countries, including the U.S., encourage and promote ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    Human subjects research is any research or clinical investigation that involves human subjects. Investigators conducting human subjects research must satisfy DHHS regulations [45 CFR Part 46] and FDA regulations [21 CFR Part 50 and 56] regarding the protection ...

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    Much law and public policy today call on expertise in order to justify their requirements. In the context of decision making for instance, environmental and public health law and policy cite scientific and technical findings to back up their positions concerning regulations about risk.  ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
  • Added09/21/2016

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    Publication ethics includes issues such as who gets to be an author, the correct presentation of data in a published paper, attributing credit for the ideas of others, authorship questions in collaborative research, peer review, and ethics for editors.

    An author’s central obligation is to ...

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    In general, when people ask whether a person, group, or organization has acted in a socially responsible manner, they are asking whether it has met expectations for behavior that will benefit society at large. The phrase “social responsibility” holds individuals, social groups or ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    The 2013 report Sustainability for the Nation from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine quotes the following definition of a sustainable society – “one that can persist over generations; one that is far-seeing enough, flexible enough, and wise enough not to ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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    Workplace ethics includes ethical issues and questions that professionals, researchers – and anyone working in an organization – may encounter. This includes issues that can arise between supervisors and employees, professionals and clients, and between companies and the public.  ...

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2016
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