Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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  • Educational Activity Description 58
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  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 9
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  • Corruption 5
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  • Environmental Justice 15
  • Governance 6
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  • Responsible Innovation 9
  • Risk 28
  • Security 6
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 2
    • Dual Use 1
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  • Social Justice 14
  • Social Responsibility 47
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 6
  • Sustainability 24
    • Economic 2
    • Environmental 15
    • Social 1
    • Sustainable Development 4
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  • Animal Use 16
  • Bias in Research 2
  • Collaboration 93
    • Interdisciplinary Research 2
    • International Collaboration 4
  • Community and Participatory Research 15
  • Confidentiality 20
  • Conflict of Interest 40
  • Data Management 44
  • Diversity 20
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 7
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 5
  • Expert Witness 3
  • Grant Management 5
  • Human Subjects Research 61
    • Informed Consent 38
    • Institutional Review Boards 15
    • Vulnerable Populations 25
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 26
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 1
  • Mentors and Trainees 98
  • Organizational Climate 14
  • Publication Ethics 74
    • Authorship 58
    • Peer Review 13
  • Reproducibility 3
  • Research Misconduct 26
    • Fabrication 4
    • Falsification 3
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 8
    • Plagiarism 11
  • Safety 59
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 17
    • Product Liability 10
    • Public Health and Safety 34
  • Whistleblowing 19
  • Workplace Ethics 74
    • Bidding Process 6
    • Bribery and Extortion 6
    • Community Relations 4
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 38
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 33
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 8
  • Climate Change 3
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 1
  • Embryo Research 1
  • Energy 4
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 5
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 5
  • Stem Cell Research 0
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  • 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
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    • Statistics and Probability 1
  • Engineering 209
    • Aerospace Engineering 6
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    • Chemical Engineering 12
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    • Computer Engineering 5
    • Earth Resources Engineering 2
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    • Engineering Management 2
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    • Industrial Engineering 2
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    • Nuclear Engineering 3
    • Systems Engineering 2
  • International Perspectives 14
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    • Animal Science 5
    • Biochemistry 12
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    • Genetics and Genomics 21
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    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 6
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 9
    • Physiology 2
    • Plant Sciences 5
    • Public Health 16
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    • Synthetic Biology 3
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    • Toxicology 7
  • Research Ethics 240
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 60
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 1
    • Anthropology 9
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 1
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    • Economics 1
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    • Information Sciences 4
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    • Psychology 18
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 3
    • Science and Technology Studies 0
    • Sociology 9
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  • 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
  • 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
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