The OEC aims to become the “go-to” site for persons and organizations that develop and need high-quality materials for teaching and learning about ethics related to science, engineering, technology, and research. The site focuses on serving the needs of:
Because international issues are important for all of these groups, the site also aims to serve the needs of (1) American scientists and engineers working, teaching, and/or collaborating across borders and (2) the many students, postdocs, and faculty in the United States who come from other countries. The site also has a special interest in serving and supporting populations who are underrepresented in scientific or engineering fields.
We anticipate that the resources on the site may benefit additional audiences such as international scholars working outside the United States, leaders in professional societies, thought leaders and interested citizens, precollege students and teachers, public and informal science educators, and corporate compliance officers.
We welcome ideas for making the site useful to all our audiences.