The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is an online repository and resource hosted by the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
According to the OEC website, its mission is to:
Provide engineers, scientists, faculty, and students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant issues that arise in scientific and engineering...
In the March 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data fabrication and plagiarism (starting on page 26).
The report details research misconduct findings from the past 6 months, including data fabrication by a graduate student and plagiarism by faculty. Of interest...
On May 23, 2016, the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society issued a comprehensive white paper entitled, Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics, and Society. This white paper is the result of two years of meetings and discussions about the ethical, social, legal, and policy challenges associated with the rise of big data, and resultant research and initiatives.
Recent research projects in the news...
A look back on my first year as the UIC’s Graduate Assistant
My name is Kyle Rodriguez, a fourth year PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department; here’s a look back at the past year working as the Graduate Assistant in the UIC.
As the school year winds down, I cannot help but reflect on the past year as the UIC’s graduate assistant. For the past three years I have been a General Chemistry TA,...
Even after the budget-sequestration vote of 2013 put a cap on government agencies’ spending, the Department of Defense was determined to maintain its support for basic research. Now that Congress has temporarily lifted the caps, the department is eager to expand research partnerships at American universities.
By Paul Basken April 20, 2016