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 0
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 19
  • Case Study / Scenario 74
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 5
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 37
    • Mini-case 8
    • Moral Exemplar 0
    • Open-ended scenario 22
    • Role Play 5
    • Technical / Numerical Case 3
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 25
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 0
    • professional code 22
  • Educational Activity Description 10
    • Course 2
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 1
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 4
    • Institution-wide Program 1
    • Multi-semester program 2
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 0
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 3
  • Event / presentation 1
  • Instructor Material 2
    • lecture plan / notes 0
    • lesson plan / guide 0
    • pedagogical notes/essays 0
    • rubric 0
    • syllabus 0
  • Multimedia 1
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 0
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 1
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 26
    • blog 0
    • book 0
    • journal article 1
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 23
    • web article 0
  • Subject Aids 0
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 0
  • Website / organization 3
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 9
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 17
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 5
  • Emerging technologies 11
  • Environmental Justice 10
  • Governance 8
  • Human Rights 8
  • Law and Public Policy 8
  • Privacy and Surveillance 21
  • Public and Community Engagement 8
  • Public Well-being 20
  • Responsible Innovation 15
  • Risk 18
  • Security 15
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 1
  • Social and Political Conflict 6
  • Social Justice 7
  • Social Responsibility 16
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 3
  • Sustainability 13
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 6
    • Social 1
    • Sustainable Development 3
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 4
  • Bias in Research 6
  • Collaboration 30
    • Interdisciplinary Research 2
    • International Collaboration 1
  • Community and Participatory Research 3
  • Confidentiality 16
  • Conflict of Interest 20
  • Data Management 35
  • Diversity 6
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 2
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 1
  • Grant Management 5
  • Human Subjects Research 13
    • Informed Consent 0
    • Institutional Review Boards 0
    • Vulnerable Populations 0
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 21
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 38
  • Organizational Climate 10
  • Publication Ethics 36
    • Authorship 19
    • Peer Review 5
  • Reproducibility 8
  • Research Misconduct 24
    • Fabrication 6
    • Falsification 4
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 4
    • Plagiarism 5
  • Safety 42
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 15
    • Product Liability 7
    • Public Health and Safety 15
  • Whistleblowing 9
  • Workplace Ethics 32
    • Bidding Process 3
    • Bribery and Extortion 1
    • Community Relations 2
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 17
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 5
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 4
  • Big Data 8
  • Climate Change 6
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 3
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 3
  • Geoengineering 2
  • Human Enhancement 3
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 4
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 163
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 2
    • Atmospheric Sciences 3
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 50
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 8
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 11
    • Statistics and Probability 3
  • Engineering 367
    • Aerospace Engineering 7
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 14
    • Civil Engineering 17
    • Computer Engineering 10
    • Earth Resources Engineering 4
    • Electrical Engineering 7
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 13
    • Industrial Engineering 8
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 14
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 37
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 270
    • Animal Science 6
    • Biochemistry 15
    • Bioinformatics 4
    • Biophysics 5
    • Biotechnology 10
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 7
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 9
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 10
    • Food Science 2
    • Forestry and Forest Science 7
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 6
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 9
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 6
    • Public Health 24
    • Structural Biology 3
    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 9
  • Research Ethics 352
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 139
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
    • Anthropology 13
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 5
    • Economics 1
    • Geography 5
    • Information Sciences 7
    • Linguistics 2
    • Political Science 6
    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 16
    • Science and Technology Studies 4
    • Sociology 12
    • Urban Studies and Planning 8
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  • Taking a Product to Market

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    software engineering, sales, corporate responsibility, computer science

    A software engineer has concerns about a recommender system his firm is designing to sell to health and life insurance companies. In a meeting with the sales team leader, he brings up these concerns and argues for extending their development timelines to address them. The sales manager, however, wants to hit the market with their product as soon as possible.

    Author(s) Dalton George Jason Ludwig
    Year 2017
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