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 6
    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 54
  • Case Study / Scenario 565
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 117
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 216
    • Mini-case 37
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 183
    • Role Play 12
    • Technical / Numerical Case 17
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 98
    • governmental policy 1
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 4
    • professional code 79
  • Educational Activity Description 56
    • Course 15
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 23
    • Institution-wide Program 4
    • Multi-semester program 8
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 1
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 13
  • Event / presentation 13
  • Instructor Material 38
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 8
    • pedagogical notes/essays 12
    • rubric 5
    • syllabus 10
  • Multimedia 13
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 5
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 111
    • blog 1
    • book 0
    • journal article 3
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 82
    • web article 3
  • Subject Aids 11
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 25
  • Website / organization 15
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 0
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 0
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 0
  • Emerging technologies 3
  • Environmental Justice 1
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 0
  • Law and Public Policy 0
  • Political and Social Conflict 0
  • Privacy and Surveillance 3
  • Public and Community Engagement 0
  • Public Well-being 0
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 2
  • Security 1
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social Justice 0
  • Social Responsibility 1
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 1
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 1
    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 0
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 1
  • Bias in Research 2
  • Collaboration 1
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 1
  • Confidentiality 0
  • Conflict of Interest 1
  • Data Management 4
  • Diversity 0
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 0
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 1
    • Informed Consent 0
    • Institutional Review Boards 0
    • Vulnerable Populations 0
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 2
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 2
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 1
    • Authorship 0
    • Peer Review 0
  • Reproducibility 0
  • Research Misconduct 1
    • Fabrication 0
    • Falsification 0
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 0
    • Plagiarism 0
  • Safety 2
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 1
    • Product Liability 0
    • Public Health and Safety 1
  • Whistleblowing 1
  • Workplace Ethics 2
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 0
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 3
  • Climate Change 0
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 1
  • Energy 0
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 2
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 1
  • Stem Cell Research 0
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 2
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 0
    • Atmospheric Sciences 0
    • Chemistry 0
    • Computer Sciences 0
    • Earth Sciences 1
    • Geological Sciences 1
    • Mathematics 0
    • Meteorology 0
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 0
    • Oceanography 0
    • Physics 0
    • Statistics and Probability 0
  • Engineering 4
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 0
    • Chemical Engineering 0
    • Civil Engineering 0
    • Computer Engineering 0
    • Earth Resources Engineering 0
    • Electrical Engineering 0
    • Engineering Management 0
    • Environmental Engineering 0
    • Industrial Engineering 0
    • Material Science and Engineering 0
    • Mechanical Engineering 0
    • Nuclear Engineering 0
    • Systems Engineering 0
  • International Perspectives 0
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 8
    • Animal Science 0
    • Biochemistry 0
    • Bioinformatics 0
    • Biophysics 0
    • Biotechnology 1
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 0
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 0
    • Entomology 0
    • Environmental Health 0
    • Food Science 0
    • Forestry and Forest Science 0
    • Genetics and Genomics 5
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 0
    • Integrative Biology 0
    • Microbiology 0
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 0
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 0
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 0
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 0
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 0
  • Research Ethics 3
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 1
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 0
    • Anthropology 0
    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 0
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 0
    • Economics 0
    • Geography 1
    • Information Sciences 0
    • Linguistics 0
    • Political Science 0
    • Psychology 0
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 0
    • Science and Technology Studies 0
    • Sociology 0
    • Urban Studies and Planning 0
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  • Active Learning Bibliography

    Added08/17/2016

    Updated11/16/2016

    An annotated bibliography of web sites, books and journal articles looking at how to integrate active learning into ethics education. Includes material on what active learning is and how it is done, how active learning can be done in an online environment, and how it can be integrated into ethics education.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
  • 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
  • Post-Doc Blues

    Added04/26/2006

    Updated01/20/2016

    responsible research, appe, reseth, student and post-doc authorship, authorship, acknowledgment, collaborative research, publication, credit

    This case discusses scientific relationships including adviser-graduate student; adviser-post-doc; and post-doc-graduate student. It also explores the relationship of one lab to another lab in the scientific community and intellectual property.

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