Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 2
  • Case Study / Scenario 6
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    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 0
    • International Declarations and Standards 0
    • professional code 0
  • Educational Activity Description 9
    • Course 1
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 8
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    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 0
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  • Published Work / Text 17
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  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 39
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 71
  • Controversies 106
    • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 11
    • Big Data 26
    • Climate Change 22
    • Cloning 3
    • Dual Use Research 11
    • Embryo Research 8
    • Energy 13
    • Geoengineering 6
    • Human Enhancement 19
    • Human Migration 4
    • Military and Defense Research 12
    • Stem Cell Research 1
  • Corruption 8
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 42
  • Emerging technologies 57
  • Environmental Justice 46
  • Governance 38
  • Human Rights 42
  • Law and Public Policy 50
  • Privacy and Surveillance 58
  • Public and Community Engagement 48
  • Public Well-being 108
  • Responsible Innovation 59
  • Risk 79
  • Security 37
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 7
    • Dual Use 7
  • Social and Political Conflict 19
  • Social Justice 51
  • Social Responsibility 114
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 11
  • Sustainability 88
    • Economic 3
    • Environmental 33
    • Social 12
    • Sustainable Development 18
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 51
  • Bias in Research 20
  • Collaboration 126
    • Interdisciplinary Research 7
    • International Collaboration 6
  • Community and Participatory Research 32
  • Confidentiality 71
  • Conflict of Interest 92
  • Data Management 107
  • Diversity 36
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 11
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 7
  • Expert Witness 7
  • Grant Management 13
  • Human Subjects Research 131
    • Informed Consent 51
    • Institutional Review Boards 20
    • Vulnerable Populations 34
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 52
    • Industrial Espionage 1
    • Trade Secrets 2
  • Mentors and Trainees 132
  • Organizational Climate 30
  • Publication Ethics 130
    • Authorship 89
    • Peer Review 23
  • Reproducibility 16
  • Research Misconduct 63
    • Fabrication 12
    • Falsification 12
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 13
    • Plagiarism 19
  • Safety 158
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 34
    • Product Liability 23
    • Public Health and Safety 80
  • Whistleblowing 31
  • Workplace Ethics 134
    • Bidding Process 11
    • Bribery and Extortion 13
    • Community Relations 10
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 58
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 47
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 9
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 0
    • Atmospheric Sciences 1
    • Chemistry 0
    • Computer Sciences 2
    • Earth Sciences 1
    • Geological Sciences 1
    • Mathematics 0
    • Meteorology 0
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 1
    • Oceanography 0
    • Physics 1
    • Statistics and Probability 1
  • Engineering 15
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 2
    • Chemical Engineering 0
    • Civil Engineering 2
    • Computer Engineering 1
    • Earth Resources Engineering 1
    • Electrical Engineering 1
    • Engineering Management 1
    • Environmental Engineering 3
    • Grand Challenges for Engineering 0
    • Industrial Engineering 2
    • Material Science and Engineering 2
    • Mechanical Engineering 2
    • Nuclear Engineering 2
    • Systems Engineering 2
  • International Perspectives 9
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 29
    • Animal Science 0
    • Biochemistry 0
    • Bioinformatics 0
    • Biophysics 0
    • Biotechnology 1
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 0
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1
    • Entomology 0
    • Environmental Health 1
    • Food Science 0
    • Forestry and Forest Science 0
    • Genetics and Genomics 11
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 0
    • Integrative Biology 0
    • Microbiology 0
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 1
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 0
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 0
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 2
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 1
  • Research Ethics 15
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 14
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 0
    • Anthropology 0
    • Communications 1
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 2
    • Economics 1
    • Geography 1
    • Information Sciences 1
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    • Political Science 2
    • Psychology 0
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 4
    • Science and Technology Studies 2
    • Sociology 1
    • Urban Studies and Planning 1
  • Teaching Ethics in STEM 0
    • Case Study Method 0
    • Ethical Decision-Making 0
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Evaluation and Assessment 0
    • Goals of Ethics Education 0
    • Institution-Wide Methods 0
    • Instructional Methods 0
    • Online Education 0
    • Pedagogical Materials (Approaches) 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Using Moral Theories in Teaching 0
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  • Research Ethics and the Norwegian Oil Industry

    Added01/05/2018

    In 2014, researchers and students at University of Bergen questioned the university's research cooperation with the nation’s oil industry, Statoil. The rector asked the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) for advice, which it provided in a public report.

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Year 2017
  • Heat Transfer Problem

    Added02/16/2006

    Updated01/15/2016

    An engineer, you work for a consulting firm responsible for the renovation of old office buildings for a military base. A new regulation concerning wall materials goes into effect next year. The wall you are working on will not meet the new regulations. Conflict arises when there are differing opinions regarding which regulations to follow.

    Author(s) Wayne Helmer Robert C. Walker
    Authoring Institution Zachry Department of Civil Engineering-TAMU Ethics
    Year 1995
  • Microbiologists Respond to Bioterrorism

    Added10/02/2013

    Updated08/05/2016

    In the wake of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, a group of microbiologists worked with the FBI to identify the individual or group who mailed letters filled with anthrax to American government officials and media personalities. Others struggled with the issues of whether and how to publish research results of potential use to terrorists. A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address the social responsibilities of researchers, particularly those concerning scientists and engineers and their involvement in or opposition to military projects.

    Author(s) Karin Ellison Karen Wellner
    Contributor(s) Karin Ellison
    Year 2013
  • Cutting Roadside Trees

    Added06/15/1992

    Updated01/19/2016

    For each of the past 7 years at least one person has suffered a fatal automobile accident by crashing into trees closely aligned along a 3 mile stretch of Forest Drive. Many other accidents have also occurred, causing serious injuries, wrecked cars, and damaged trees. Some of the trees are quite close to the pavement. Two law suits have been filed against the road commission for not maintaining sufficient road safety along this 3 three mile stretch. Both were dismissed because the drivers were going well in excess of the 45 mph speed limit.

    Author(s) Michael Pritchard
    Contributor(s) Michael Pritchard
    Authoring Institution Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University
    Year 1992
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