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.

Resource Type
  • Assessment Tool 0
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 19
  • Case Study / Scenario 240
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 10
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 120
    • Mini-case 20
    • Moral Exemplar 0
    • Open-ended scenario 99
    • Role Play 7
    • Technical / Numerical Case 0
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 17
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 0
    • International Declarations and Standards 2
    • professional code 15
  • Educational Activity Description 6
    • Course 1
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 4
    • Institution-wide Program 0
    • Multi-semester program 0
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 0
    • Workshop/Event 0
  • Essay 1
  • Event / presentation 0
  • Instructor Material 8
    • lecture plan / notes 0
    • lesson plan / guide 5
    • pedagogical notes/essays 1
    • rubric 0
    • syllabus 1
  • Multimedia 1
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 0
  • Online Course 0
  • Projects 0
  • Published Work / Text 53
    • blog 1
    • book 0
    • journal article 1
    • newspaper / magazine article 0
    • report 46
    • web article 0
  • Subject Aids 2
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 9
  • Website / organization 6
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 4
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 27
  • Controversies 21
    • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 4
    • Big Data 8
    • Climate Change 2
    • Cloning 0
    • Dual Use Research 6
    • Embryo Research 1
    • Energy 1
    • Geoengineering 2
    • Human Enhancement 4
    • Human Migration 1
    • Military and Defense Research 2
    • Stem Cell Research 0
  • Corruption 1
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 15
  • Emerging technologies 12
  • Environmental Justice 9
  • Governance 15
  • Human Rights 17
  • Law and Public Policy 15
  • Privacy and Surveillance 21
  • Public and Community Engagement 19
  • Public Well-being 24
  • Responsible Innovation 21
  • Risk 20
  • Security 13
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 2
    • Dual Use 3
  • Social and Political Conflict 9
  • Social Justice 8
  • Social Responsibility 33
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 8
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 2
    • Social 1
    • Sustainable Development 2
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 30
  • Bias in Research 10
  • Collaboration 105
    • Interdisciplinary Research 5
    • International Collaboration 4
  • Community and Participatory Research 21
  • Confidentiality 30
  • Conflict of Interest 40
  • Data Management 67
  • Diversity 24
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 6
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 5
  • Expert Witness 1
  • Grant Management 11
  • Human Subjects Research 97
    • Informed Consent 44
    • Institutional Review Boards 20
    • Vulnerable Populations 30
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 23
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 116
  • Organizational Climate 21
  • Publication Ethics 98
    • Authorship 71
    • Peer Review 17
  • Reproducibility 11
  • Research Misconduct 47
    • Fabrication 9
    • Falsification 8
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 10
    • Plagiarism 16
  • Safety 39
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 9
    • Product Liability 1
    • Public Health and Safety 10
  • Whistleblowing 15
  • Workplace Ethics 23
    • Bidding Process 1
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 8
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 2
Field
Research Ethics
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 174
    • Applied Mathematics 1
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 3
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 53
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 9
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 16
    • Statistics and Probability 4
  • Engineering 385
    • Aerospace Engineering 9
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 16
    • Civil Engineering 18
    • Computer Engineering 12
    • Earth Resources Engineering 5
    • Electrical Engineering 9
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 14
    • Grand Challenges for Engineering 1
    • Industrial Engineering 9
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 16
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 39
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 283
    • Animal Science 6
    • Biochemistry 15
    • Bioinformatics 4
    • Biophysics 5
    • Biotechnology 10
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 7
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 13
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 10
    • Food Science 3
    • Forestry and Forest Science 8
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 7
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 11
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 7
    • Public Health 24
    • Structural Biology 3
    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 10
  • Research Ethics 360
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 151
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
    • Anthropology 14
    • Communications 2
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 5
    • Economics 3
    • Geography 6
    • Information Sciences 8
    • Linguistics 2
    • Political Science 7
    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 19
    • Science and Technology Studies 5
    • Sociology 13
    • Urban Studies and Planning 8
  • Teaching Ethics in STEM 35
    • Case Study Method 7
    • Ethical Decision-Making 0
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Evaluation and Assessment 0
    • Goals of Ethics Education 1
    • Institution-Wide Methods 3
    • Instructional Methods 23
    • Online Education 0
    • Pedagogical Materials (Approaches) 17
    • Service Learning 2
    • Using Moral Theories in Teaching 1
Date / Author
Sort By
Need a Definition?
  • Glossary
    The OEC Glossary contains useful definitions for a variety of the terms commonly used on the website and within engineering and science ethics literature.
Search our Partner Site
EEL Logo

Use this search box to find case studies, teaching materials, and published articles in the Ethics Education Library.

Search
Featured
  • The Use of Work from an Unpaid Consultation (adapted from NSPE Case No. 77-5)

    Added06/10/2006

    Updated01/20/2016

    Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade

    This case covers the pursuit of a contract and use of a study authored by a competing firm. It raises questions about the limits that are required in order to keep competition for a contract fair. This is an open-ended scenario for discussion based on a case from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.

    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 1999
  • Raising an Issue of Participation in a Professional Society (adapted from NSPE Case No. 82-7)

    Added06/10/2006

    Updated12/10/2015

    Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade

    This is an open-ended scenario for discussion based on a case from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review. An engineer actively participates in professional and technical societies. This participation accords with the policy of the engineer's employer, but the engineer's immediate supervisor tries to block or prevent some of these activities.

    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 1999
  • 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
More Resources
Cite this page: "Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 6/4/2009 OEC Accessed: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 <www.onlineethics.org/Resources.aspx>