Environment, Safety & Sustainability
Essays and articles, cases, guidelines, and reference materials related to environmental issues, sustainability, climate, energy, and safety concerns.
An extensive section with a large number of essays and articles, as well as sets of cases, and discussions bearing on the various professional responsibilities of engineers.
Employment and Legal Issues
Cases, essays, and reference materials that address ethical issues for employees, managers, and organizations. There are also resources for considering the intersection of ethics and the law.
This section reflects the Online Ethics Center's long commitment to furthering knowledge and discussion of research responsibilities both individual and social. It contains cases, discussions, guidelines, and regulations bearing on (1) the responsible conduct of research (RCR), including both issues of research integrity and issues of the treatment of the research subject; and (2) researchers' social responsibility, including for the implications of their work and for engaging and communicating with the public. Research conditions described in the cases, scenarios, and dramatic readings range over a variety of disciplines, from engineering and computer science, the physical, life, and social sciences to medicine.
Material addressing the specific ethical issues arising from numerous emerging technologies. The section includes cases, essays, sections on specific types of new technology, and other resources.
These resources relate to diversity issues both in the workplace and in academia. Cases and essays are included along with a section of links to professional societies for under-represented groups.