Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 31
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 69
  • Controversies 98
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    • Big Data 22
    • Climate Change 22
    • Cloning 3
    • Dual Use Research 11
    • Embryo Research 8
    • Energy 13
    • Geoengineering 5
    • Human Enhancement 17
    • Human Migration 4
    • Military and Defense Research 12
    • Stem Cell Research 1
  • Corruption 8
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 41
  • Emerging technologies 52
  • Environmental Justice 46
  • Governance 38
  • Human Rights 42
  • Law and Public Policy 48
  • Privacy and Surveillance 53
  • Public and Community Engagement 48
  • Public Well-being 102
  • Responsible Innovation 54
  • Risk 75
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    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 7
    • Dual Use 7
  • Social and Political Conflict 19
  • Social Justice 50
  • Social Responsibility 107
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 10
  • Sustainability 88
    • Economic 3
    • Environmental 33
    • Social 12
    • Sustainable Development 18
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 47
  • Bias in Research 16
  • Collaboration 120
    • Interdisciplinary Research 7
    • International Collaboration 6
  • Community and Participatory Research 31
  • Confidentiality 67
  • Conflict of Interest 86
  • Data Management 100
  • Diversity 34
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 10
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 7
  • Expert Witness 7
  • Grant Management 13
  • Human Subjects Research 125
    • Informed Consent 51
    • Institutional Review Boards 20
    • Vulnerable Populations 34
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 48
    • Industrial Espionage 1
    • Trade Secrets 2
  • Mentors and Trainees 130
  • Organizational Climate 26
  • Publication Ethics 123
    • Authorship 86
    • Peer Review 22
  • Reproducibility 14
  • Research Misconduct 57
    • Fabrication 10
    • Falsification 9
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 12
    • Plagiarism 18
  • Safety 148
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 34
    • Product Liability 16
    • Public Health and Safety 76
  • Whistleblowing 30
  • Workplace Ethics 125
    • Bidding Process 11
    • Bribery and Extortion 13
    • Community Relations 10
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 56
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 47
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    • Toxicology 2
  • Research Ethics 5
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  • Using Case Studies Bibliography

    Added03/26/2010

    Updated09/02/2016

    This bibliography includes examples of different ways instructors have used case studies to introduce ethical topics to their students and resources for finding cases and incorporating them into the classroom.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
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  • Broadening the Applicability of Clinical Research

    Added01/01/2013

    Updated08/05/2016

    In the field of clinical cardiology research, participants have mainly consisted of white males, ages 20 to 50 years. Years of cardiovascular research that excluded women reinforced the belief that coronary heart disease was a “man’s” disease and development of medical treatments more effective for men than women. How can researchers advocate for change in a complex science and technology network when they are in the network themselves? A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address gender bias in science and the social responsibilities of researchers, particularly those concerning understanding knowledge and technological systems as an important tool for acting on social responsibilities.

    Author(s) Karin Ellison Karen Wellner
    Contributor(s) Karin Ellison
    Year 2013
  • Added01/25/2018

    Diversity is the quality or state of having different forms, elements, or characteristics. Diversity may be found in a population or a state of affairs. Two types of diversity issues arise in discussions of science and technology policy. One has to do with design in research and ...

    Author(s) Rachelle Hollander
    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 2017
  • Added03/08/2016

    Updated08/08/2016

    From: Graduate Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries - Volume 7 , 2006,
    Edited by Brian Schrag

    Researchers have established that gay men experience psychological problems such as anxiety and depression to a greater degree than their heterosexual counterparts.  Additionally, it has ...

    Contributor(s) Brian Schrag
    Authoring Institution Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
    Year 2006
  • Added09/11/2006

    Updated12/16/2015

    vulnerable populations, responsible conduct of research, research ethics, inclusion, exclusion, research subjects, participants in research, risks, research risks,

    Researchers propose to exclude women from the protocol on the basis of the claim that the research poses risk to reproductive systems.

    Author(s) Atwood D. Gaines
    Contributor(s) Caroline Whitbeck
    Year 2000
  • Added03/30/2006

    Updated11/23/2015

    research conduct, research subjects, informed consent, human subjects

    This case discusses the social consequences of scholarly research and the responsibilities of researchers to various communities with which they interact, researchers' responsibilities in experimental design and implementation of research on politically charged issues and their responsibility to the scientific community and the public at large.

    Contributor(s) Brian Schrag
    Authoring Institution Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
    Year 1999
  • Added09/11/2006

    Updated11/09/2015

    responsible conduct of research, research integrity, responsible research conduct, research ethics, human biological materials, consent, genetics, gene research, genes and ethnic groups, susceptibility to disease, ethnic groups,

    A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise in genetic research and ethnic group susceptibility.

    Author(s) Thomas H. Murray
    Contributor(s) Caroline Whitbeck
    Year 2000
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