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General Ethics Instruction Guides: Engineering & Science

Kelly Laas
These resources are a starting point for introducing ethics into science and engineering curriculum.

The Supervisor-Trainee Relationship - Annotated Bibliography

Caroline Whitbeck
Annotated bibliography to an online module designed to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise in the supervisor-trainee relationship.

The Patient Wants to Withdraw

Caroline Whitbeck
A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise when a patient wishes to withdraw from a clinical study and the researcher disputes the patient's competency.

Fair Credit for Inventors

Caroline Whitbeck
A scenario that covers ethical issues that arise when more than one person contributes directly to an invention.

How Should Undergraduates Acknowledge Research Aid

Anonymous
A scenario that covers ethical issues that arise when people give helpful information for a project but do not contribute significantly.

A Client Opts for a Less Secure System: Using the new ACM code of ethics in decision making

Ronald E. Anderson, Deborah G. Johnson, Donald Gotterbarn & Judith Perrolle
A business owner designs a database management system with security protections, but the client opts for less security.

Software Design Testing (adapted from NSPE Case No. 96-4)

Anonymous
An engineer, hired by a software company, believes that the company's new software design is safe under existing standards. However, the new software may not meet the new standards that he knows are about to be released--standards that performing more tests could cost both the company and the public significantly. Issues of conflicting obligations to the company and the general public also arise.

Changes in Statement of Qualifications for a Public Project (adapted from NSPE Case No. 78-5)

Anonymous
This is an open-ended scenario for discussion based on a case from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.It describes possible methods of making amends for a firm's deficit in a particular area of expertise that a client needs to complete his project.

Foundations of Ethical Judgement

Michael McFarland
Commentary and Part 3 of the Occidental Engineering case by Michael McFarland, S.J.

Practical Guidance on Science and Engineering Ethics Education for Instructors and Administrators: Papers and Summary from a Workshop December 12, 2012

Anonymous
Link to the National Academies Report,Practical Guidance on Science and Engineering Ethics Education for Instructors and Administrators Papers and Summary from a Workshop December 12, 2012

Science, Medicine, and Animals: Teacher's Guide

Anonymous
Link to the National Academies Report,Science, Medicine, and Animals: Teacher's Guide

Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise

Anonymous
Link to theInterAcademy Partnership guide,https://www.interacademies.org/publication/doing-global-science-guide-responsible-conduct-global-research-enterprise

Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct

Anonymous
Link to the National Academie Report,Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct

Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research

Anonymous
Link to the National Academies Report,Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research

Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

Anonymous
Link to the National Academies Report,Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

April 8th, 1994 Reuter Article about the LaMacchia Indictment

Anonymous
A Boston Globe article about the indictment of LaMacchia and the rather murky interpretations of law brought forward when trying to regulate the internet.

U.S. Attorney decides not to appeal LaMacchia decision - Press Release

Anonymous
An article describing U.S. Attorney's decision not to appeal the decision on the David LaMacchia case.

City of L'Acide Remediation Case

Daniel A. Vallero
This case includes handouts for 4 teams, each with hidden agendas, to be used in class discussion. It is also accompanied by a companion presentation on "The Environmental Implications of Biotechnology." The case concerns the City of L'Acide that has contracted with an engineering firm to remediate a 3 hectare hazardous waste site from an old firing range.

L'Acide Case: Cleanup Recommendation Report

Daniel A. Vallero
This page includes the Cleanup Recommendation Attachment to accompany handouts for the L'Acide case discussion. It includes necessary background information for the case.

Mentors and Trainees Subject Aid: Mentors and Trainees Subject Aid

Kelly Laas
A short guide to some key resources and readings on the topic of mentoring.

Safety, Responsibility, Ethics, and Engineering Bibliography

Kelly Laas
This bibliography contains an annotated list of several articles on safety and on how engineers are expected to address safety.

Emerging Technologies Bibliographies

Anonymous
A set of partially-annotated bibliographies including biotechnology, brain implants, geoengineering, nanotechnology, robotics, and synthetic biology.

Using Shared Tissues Samples for Genetic Research

Caroline Whitbeck
A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise when researchers want to share samples of human tissue for research; issues of informed consent and privacy arise here.

Author Order and Quality of Publication - Postdocs

Anonymous
A scenario meant to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise when multiple researchers contribute to a paper.

Introducing Viruses in the Field

Anonymous
A scenario about field research on a live HIV vaccine to be given to chimpanzees.

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