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What is the OEC?

The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a repository of resources on the ethics of science, engineering, and research that help engineers, scientists, scholars, educators, students, and interested citizens understand and address ethically significant topics and problems that arise in the practice and results of science and engineering.

A five-year improvement effort to update and expand site, with new features and content, began in 2014 with an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information about the OEC can be found in the About section.

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  • 2018 NNCI Winter School - Call for Applications

    PostedThursday, September 14, 2017 AT 11:24 AM

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    2018 NNCI Winter School

    Call for Applications

     

    6th Annual Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies

    hosted by The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

    January 3-10, 2018. 

    The Winter School is designed to give junior scholars an introduction to and practical experience with methods and theory for better understanding the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Coordinating Office is now supporting the winter school, previously run by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

    Presentations describing various tools, concepts and methods that guide social science research into emerging technologies will be supplemented by practical activities and rigorous discussion. Ample work time and breaks are built into the Winter School schedule to encourage participants to guide their own learning experience throughout the week. ...

  • NSF Notice on RCR Training, 2017

    PostedTuesday, August 29, 2017 AT 11:42 AM

    NSF issued an Important Notice No. 140 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations on the Training in Responsible Conduct of Research – A Reminder of the NSF Requirement on August 17, 2017. It can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in140.jsp?org=NSF

     

    In addition here is recent article on NSF and RCR: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/despite-its-weaknesses-nsf-reiterate-policy-teaching-good-research-habits

  • ORI offers RCR Instructor Workshop

    PostedThursday, August 17, 2017 AT 2:25 PM

    RCR Instructional Workshop

    Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?

    If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you.

    The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California.  The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.

    EARLY BIRD RATE:  $500

    AFTER AUGUST 10:  $600

    Register Now at https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?Eventid=2023840

    LOCATION:
    La Jolla Shores Hotel   
    8110 Camino Del Oro
    San Diego, California 92037
    United States  
    (855) 923-8058

    Questions?
    Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov

    Comments from past participants

    “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”

    “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for ...

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The OEC seeks submissions of high-quality ethics education resources in science and engineering for inclusion in its collection. Interdisciplinary materials are particularly welcome, as are resources that promote active learning at the undergraduate or graduate level. Materials are also needed to assist faculty new to teaching in science and engineering ethics. For more information on resource submissions, see the Submit Materials page.

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