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  • Job Announcement: Center for Engineering Ethics and Society Director

    PostedMonday, November 20, 2017 AT 3:39 PM

    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) focuses the talents of the nation on addressing the ethical and social dimensions of engineering, as both a profession and an agent of innovation.As a crucial component of its mission, CEES manages the OEC and also organizes studies, workshops, public symposia, and educational activities; publishes informative materials; and collaborates with industry, educators, and students to advance its mission.

    To read more and apply, click here.


  • Joseph R. Herkert, North Carolina State University, shared an update
    Posted4 days AGO

    GES logo

    Call for Poster Presentations
    Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics
    and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields


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    March 14 – 15, 2018
    Genetic Engineering & Society Center
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina


    Workshop Purpose:  To share methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

    Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007).  It can be used in experiential learning that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying. Peterson (2009) describes


     its usefulness as “providing a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.”

    Workshop Format
    The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged scholarship, such as:

    • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students;
    • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students;
    • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students.

    The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants. 

    To Apply
    Submit a 500-750 abstract of your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form. If travel support is requested, please include estimated airfare.

    Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: December 8, 2017.
    Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2017.

    For More Information:
    Visit the workshop website at or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert,

    Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.

  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    Posted9 days AGO
    An AGU special publication blogs about ethics and the future of the geosciences:
    Ethics Crucial for the Future of the Geosciences - Eos
    A new AGU Special Publication provides a policy and practice overview of where we are and where we need to be regarding scientific integrity and ethics in the geosciences.
  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology:Call for Papers

    PostedMonday, October 30, 2017 AT 4:46 PM

    2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology, May 30-June 1 2018 at U Maryland, College Park

    Call for Papers – Deadline, January 14, 2018
    The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) welcomes abstract submissions. The mission of fPET is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology; and to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers, engineers and scholars in related fields.

    There will be three fPET 2018 keynote speakers, including confirmed speaker William Wimsatt (University of Minnesota, author of Re-Engineering Philosophy)  

    To download the rest of the CFP, please click the below link:
    Download the fPET2018 Call for Papers
    500 word abstracts are invited for submission via EasyChair

    Learn more at
    Sign up to the fPET email list


  • Mohammad Hosseini, Dublin City University, shared an update
    PostedThursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:46 AM
    EnTIRE project is aimed at building a dynamic online Wiki-platform that makes the normative framework governing Research Ethics and Research Integrity (RE+RI) accessible. Owned by the research community, this platform will make practical information on how to comply with EU, national and discipline-specific RE+RI standards and legislation easy to find and understand. For more information check:
    Home | EnTIRE Consortium
    The EnTIRE consortium consists of ten partners from across the European Union. Our vision is to create a dynamic online Wiki-platform, owned by the research community, that will make the normative framework governing Research Ethics and Research Inte ...
  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Conference

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:58 AM

    The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics announces the 27th Annual APPE International Conference Thursday March 1 - Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton. The conference program features multiple tracks.

    APPE was founded in 1991 to encourage high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics. Members and conference participants enjoy connecting and networking with people in their own fields and related fields who share an interest in applied ethics. The Annual Conference helps Association members and nonmembers from all disciplines stay up-to-date on scholarship, pedagogy, and professional strategies in applied ethics.

    Click here for Submission Guidelines

    The submission deadline for all categories is October 27, 2017

    Programming and special events provide great opportunities for professional development. 

    For ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Results from the 5th WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity)

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:49 AM

    The 5th WCRI conference website ( now contains videos of the keynote lectures ( and the PowerPoint slides of all presentations ( One result of the conference is a plan to develop the “Registry for Research on the Responsible conduct of Research” (RRRCR). See  The Netherlands Research Integrity Network website ( serves as a portal to resources in the field of research integrity and has many users outside the Netherlands.   

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Call for Vignettes: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:22 AM

    The International Research Collaborations Working Group (I-Group) of the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) is hosting “Data Matters: Ethics, Data and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World”, to be held March 14-16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The I-Group is seeking input from the community in the form of case studies, research vignettes, or illustrative examples that will aid in identifying ethical issues in the collection, sharing, curation, access, and use of data in any of a variety of research and data collection contexts.
  • Karin Ellison, Arizona State University, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:46 AM
    Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Workshop
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 
    Chicago, Illinois
    In conjunction with APPE Annual Conference  
    Partial travel reimbursement available for a limited number of participants who present a life and environmental science resource in the workshop and submit it for posting on the OEC.  
    For full information see:
    Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Workshop – Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
    Do you teach research ethics or scientific integrity courses?  Organize or present responsible conduct of research or STEM ethics sessions as part of an administrative position?  Mentor your STEM s…
  • Jessica Smith, Colorado School of Mines, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:39 PM
    Recently published: Special issue in Energy Research & Social Science on Ethnography, Energy and Ethics:

    Energy Research & Social Science | Vol 30, Pgs 1-116, (August 2017) |
    The online version of Energy Research & Social Science at, the world's leading platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text journals.
  • PostedThursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM
    The International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting will take place on November 9–10, 2017 in at the AAAS building in Washington, DC.
    •	Plenary lectures by Rémi Quirion, Arthur Caplan and Patricia Churchland
    •	Panel discussions 
    •	Ambassador session featuring international perspectives 
    •	Poster and Mentoring sessions
    •	Networking at breakfast, lunch, 2 receptions, and dinners with special interest groups.
    2017 Annual Meeting Program
    American Association for the Advancement of Science1200 New York Ave NWWashington, DC 20005
  • IEEE TechEthics Conference on AI - Oct 13, 2017

    PostedTuesday, September 19, 2017 AT 5:36 PM

    The National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineering Ethics, and Society is collaborating with IEEE to hold the inaugural IEEE TechEthics Conference on October 13, 2017. The conference features luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, and policy development. This highly interactive event will feature keynotes by Rodney Brooks and Danielle Bassett, multimedia showings by Heather Knight, and panels on:

    • The Social, Personal and Ecnomic Impacts of AI
    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Ships and More: How Autonomous Transportation Systems are Impacting Society
    • Will Neuroscience Research Lead to Conscious AI?
    • Influencing the Next Generation of Engineers via Ethics Education

    Be part of the conversation! Join us as we explore the ethical and societal implications of technology.

    Register Today at

  • 2018 NNCI Winter School - Call for Applications

    PostedThursday, September 14, 2017 AT 11:24 AM

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    2018 NNCI Winter School

    Call for Applications


    6th Annual Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies

    hosted by The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

    January 3-10, 2018. 

    The Winter School is designed to give junior scholars an introduction to and practical experience with methods and theory for better understanding the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Coordinating Office is now supporting the winter school, previously run by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

    Presentations describing various tools, concepts and methods that guide social science research into emerging technologies will be supplemented by practical activities and rigorous discussion. Ample work time and breaks are built into the Winter School schedule to encourage participants to guide their own learning experience throughout the week. ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    NSF Notice on RCR Training, 2017

    PostedTuesday, August 29, 2017 AT 11:42 AM

    NSF issued an Important Notice No. 140 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations on the Training in Responsible Conduct of Research – A Reminder of the NSF Requirement on August 17, 2017. It can be found here:


    In addition here is recent article on NSF and RCR:

  • ORI offers RCR Instructor Workshop

    PostedThursday, August 17, 2017 AT 2:25 PM

    RCR Instructional Workshop

    Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?

    If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you.

    The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California.  The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.

    EARLY BIRD RATE:  $500

    AFTER AUGUST 10:  $600

    Register Now at

    La Jolla Shores Hotel   
    8110 Camino Del Oro
    San Diego, California 92037
    United States  
    (855) 923-8058


    Comments from past participants

    “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”

    “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education Call for Comment

    PostedMonday, August 14, 2017 AT 3:18 PM

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century invites your response to the Committee’s recently released Discussion Document and Call for Community Input.


    The Discussion Document outlines sets of competencies that may serve as core educational elements at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels. The Call for Community Input welcomes general reactions to the competencies and also provides questions for more specific feedback.  The Discussion Document and Call for Community Input will remain open for comment until September 22, 2017.


    If you are interested in attending the Committee’s next meeting on September 14 from 1:30-5:00pm PST at the University of California, San Francisco, please use this link for in-person attendance or this link for information on the webcast. Please direct any questions about the Discussion Document, Call for Community Input, or ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation: Looking to the Future - Brussels, Belgium 18-19 September 2017

    PostedWednesday, August 2, 2017 AT 1:11 PM

    This conference at the MCE Conference and Business Centre in Brussels brings together all relevant stakeholder groups and experts to look at the future trends in the ethics of R&I.

    Conference topics include:

    --current ethical problems and issues in research and innovation;

    --standards, frameworks, and methods for enhancing ethics assessment of R&I;

    --ways to support the activities of research ethics committees;

    --policies to strengthen ethical R&I practices in the EU and beyond;

    --ethics of R&I for universities, industry, research funding organizations, and civil society organizations;

    --ethics of R&I in the humanities and social sciences, the engineering sciences, the computer and information sciences, the natural sciences, and the medical and life sciences;

    --methods for promoting social responsibility in R&I - i.e. ethical impact assessment. 

    The conference will present results from the SATORI project.  For more information visit the ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Employment Opportunity, Senior Advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation, Norway

    PostedThursday, July 20, 2017 AT 10:06 AM

    The Center for Technology and Society at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, is looking for a Senior advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) for the Center of Digital Life Norway (DLN).  The advisor will have a central role in developing RRI within DLN and in developing responsible biotechnology R&D in Norway. He or she will also have an important role in developing DLN’s career program for young researchers. This full-time position for 3.5 years is an outstanding opportunity to gain a visible position at the interface between social studies and humanities (SSH) research and digital biotechnology.

    Center for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is a national center for biotechnology research, education, and innovation. For more information, see:  The Center for Technology and Society at the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, is leading the RRI work in DLN. The ...

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