Social Responsibility and Research Ethics

Social Responsibility and Research Ethics

Jul 07, 2014
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The Spring 2014 issue of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Professional Ethics Report features a cover story by Stephanie Bird (formerly of MIT) entitled, Social Responsibility and Research Ethics: Not Either/Or but BothIn this article, Dr. Bird describes the difference in focus between the United States and Europe in ethics education in science and engineering; the former concentrates on the micro or individual level whereas the latter addresses the issue more at the macro of societal level.  She then explains why both are necessary in science and engineering education and essential for ethical science to occur.

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