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 1
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 30
  • Case Study / Scenario 209
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 63
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 53
    • Mini-case 2
    • Moral Exemplar 0
    • Open-ended scenario 79
    • Role Play 6
    • Technical / Numerical Case 9
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 35
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 1
    • professional code 25
  • Educational Activity Description 33
    • Course 13
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 8
    • Institution-wide Program 2
    • Multi-semester program 7
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 1
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 4
  • Event / presentation 7
  • Instructor Material 4
    • lecture plan / notes 0
    • lesson plan / guide 0
    • pedagogical notes/essays 1
    • rubric 0
    • syllabus 1
  • Multimedia 2
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 1
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 41
    • blog 0
    • book 0
    • journal article 2
    • newspaper / magazine article 2
    • report 36
    • web article 0
  • Subject Aids 0
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 3
  • Website / organization 12
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 9
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 11
  • Corruption 5
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 4
  • Emerging technologies 3
  • Environmental Justice 8
  • Governance 4
  • Human Rights 1
  • Law and Public Policy 10
  • Privacy and Surveillance 4
  • Public and Community Engagement 12
  • Public Well-being 27
  • Responsible Innovation 6
  • Risk 26
  • Security 2
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 1
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 4
  • Social Justice 11
  • Social Responsibility 35
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 6
  • Sustainability 19
    • Economic 2
    • Environmental 13
    • Social 1
    • Sustainable Development 1
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 4
  • Bias in Research 1
  • Collaboration 21
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 2
  • Confidentiality 13
  • Conflict of Interest 29
  • Data Management 9
  • Diversity 6
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 4
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 3
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 1
    • Informed Consent 0
    • Institutional Review Boards 0
    • Vulnerable Populations 0
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 12
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 1
  • Mentors and Trainees 25
  • Organizational Climate 6
  • Publication Ethics 20
    • Authorship 17
    • Peer Review 5
  • Reproducibility 2
  • Research Misconduct 8
    • Fabrication 1
    • Falsification 2
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 2
    • Plagiarism 3
  • Safety 49
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 15
    • Product Liability 10
    • Public Health and Safety 27
  • Whistleblowing 11
  • Workplace Ethics 63
    • Bidding Process 6
    • Bribery and Extortion 6
    • Community Relations 3
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 33
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 32
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 3
  • Climate Change 1
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 1
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 4
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 1
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 2
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
Engineering
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 75
    • Applied Mathematics 1
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 1
    • Atmospheric Sciences 0
    • Chemistry 18
    • Computer Sciences 31
    • Earth Sciences 0
    • Geological Sciences 1
    • Mathematics 7
    • Meteorology 0
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2
    • Oceanography 0
    • Physics 7
    • Statistics and Probability 1
  • Engineering 209
    • Aerospace Engineering 6
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 8
    • Chemical Engineering 12
    • Civil Engineering 10
    • Computer Engineering 5
    • Earth Resources Engineering 2
    • Electrical Engineering 2
    • Engineering Management 2
    • Environmental Engineering 8
    • Industrial Engineering 2
    • Material Science and Engineering 8
    • Mechanical Engineering 7
    • Nuclear Engineering 3
    • Systems Engineering 2
  • International Perspectives 14
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 139
    • Animal Science 5
    • Biochemistry 12
    • Bioinformatics 2
    • Biophysics 2
    • Biotechnology 3
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 3
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 8
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 1
    • Food Science 1
    • Forestry and Forest Science 5
    • Genetics and Genomics 21
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 12
    • Integrative Biology 2
    • Microbiology 4
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 6
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 9
    • Physiology 2
    • Plant Sciences 5
    • Public Health 16
    • Structural Biology 2
    • Synthetic Biology 3
    • Systems Biology 3
    • Toxicology 7
  • Research Ethics 240
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 60
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 1
    • Anthropology 9
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 0
    • Economics 1
    • Geography 0
    • Information Sciences 4
    • Linguistics 1
    • Political Science 1
    • Psychology 18
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 3
    • Science and Technology Studies 0
    • Sociology 9
    • Urban Studies and Planning 0
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