The teaching of ethics is particularly suited to the use of illustrative case studies. Such narratives can be used to present examples of a range of significant ethical issues related to some human enterprise and many of the complexities associated with each of the issues. The cases can be either fictional or they can be based on actual events. Chapter 2 discusses the definition of Ethics.
Chapter 6 of "An Instructor's Guide for Ethical Issues in Physics."
Chapter 2 of "An Instructor's Guide to Ethical issues in Physics."
The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Knowledge Test is a 32-item measure that assesses a clinical research coordinator's knowledge of good clinical practices in four competency domains: 1) clinical trial operations, 2) study site management, 3) ethical and participant safety considerations, and 4) data management and informatics.
An instructor's guide, accompanying slide deck, and video for a teaching module on the ethics of authorship.
This class plan gives a selection of exercises out of which an instructor may build a class session around the Enhancement, Anti-Aging Medicine & Life-Extending Biotechnologies case. The materials are suitable for upper division undergraduate courses in bioethics or the life and environmental sciences.
In this essay, Dr. Whitbeck outlines an 'agent-centered' approach to learning ethics. The central aim is to prepare students to act wisely and responsibly when faced with moral problems. She provides a number of examples and cases with descriptions of questions and directions for promoting student participation and stimulating thought and discussion.
This page presents the case of whistleblower Inez Austin as an example of someone who, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, followed her ethical convictions and refused to sanction a procedure she believed to be unsafe. The information in this page is drawn from extensive personal communications with Inez Austin.
An article about the Killer Robot's interface.
Part Four of Seven Discussions Concerning the Challenger Disaster.
Link to the National Academies report,A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts.
Link to the National Academies ReportReproducibility and Replicability in Science.
Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: A Guide for Developing Institutional ProgramsAnonymous
Link to the National Academies Report,Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs
Link to the National Academies Report,Nanotechnology in Food Products: Workshop Summary
A newsgroup posting about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of LaMacchia's activities and the response by the MIT administration.
A selection from a Northern Illinois University newsgroup discussing the indictment of LaMacchia and the quality of evidence that was brought against him.
This video of a hypothetical scenario was created as part of a series of videos on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) by the Office of Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The videos were created by Dan Vasgird, Chet Kincaid, and Virginia Smith.
This video of a hypothetical scenariowas created as part of a series of videos on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) by the Office of Research at theUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The videos were created by Dan Vasgird, Chet Kincaid, and Virginia Smith.
A short guide to some key resources and readings on the topic of human enhancement.
This page contains a collection of news articles that call attention to the issues surrounding climate change, engineered systems and society. They begin with articles about the 2011 flooding in the midwest.
Many textbooks are now available for courses in research ethics, or simply for supplemental reading. The list of books under Resources is not intended to be comprehensive, but any of the listed books would be a valuable adjunct for a course in the responsible conduct of biomedical or social sciences research.
This annotated bibliography includes articles on risk identification, risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication.
This bibliography includes a balance of the effects of climate change on engineered systems and more philosophical articles looking at wider issues of climate change and justice and communicating about climate change to different stakeholders. There are also sections on education, other resources, and state climate offices.
This bibliography covers the ethics of energy use in agriculture, community planning, construction, electricity delivery, manufacturing, transportation, and the home. It also includes a list of relevant centers and web sites.
This bibliography includes resources for assessing students' competence in ethics as well as for evaluating the effectiveness of ethics instruction. It also has a section looking at methods for assessing the ethical climate of an organization.