Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research

Project Status
Completed
August 14, 2012
Final Report
Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research
Authoring InstitutionNational Academy of Engineering
Publication DateJanuary 01, 2009
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Events
  • Aug252008
    Aug 25 2008 - Aug 26 2008 Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research Workshop
     CEES is also organizing a symposium about the workshop for the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in March 2009. Citations Biographies Additional Resources Click on the speaker's name to access more information about ...
    The National Academies Keck Building
    Washington, DC
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At-a-Glance
This project consisted of a 2-day workshop held on August 25 and 26, 2008, which covered several topics including the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models for effective programs; and assessment of approaches to ethics education.
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This project consisted of a workshop on "Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research: What's Been Learned? What Should Be Done?" which was held on August 25 and 26, 2008. It discussed the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models for effective programs; and assessment of approaches to ethics education, among other topics.  Click the link above to see individual presentations and resources.  The completed workshop report is also avaliable through the National Academies Press.

Increasing complexity and competitiveness in research environments, the prevalence of interdisciplinary and international involvement in research projects, and the close coupling of commerce and academia have created an ethically challenging environment for young scientists and engineers. For the past several decades, federal research agencies have supported projects to meet the need for mentoring and ethics training in graduate education in research, often called training in the responsible conduct of research. Recently, these agencies have supported projects to identify ethically problematic behaviors and assess the efficacy of ethics education in addressing them.

The workshop was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation.