Timetable

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  • Class presentations are available:
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Deadlines for graded assignments are highlighted thus:
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Tue

Aug 29

General Introduction: Why Research Ethics Matters

  • Handout   Presentation

Tue

Sep 5

MG. Scientific Ethics  Handout   Presentation

Tue

Sep 12

BU. Misconduct in Science/ Institutional Policies  Handout   Presentation

Tue

Sep 19

BU. Data Fabrication and the Sanctity of Data Handout   Presentation

  • Reading
    • “Korean Stem Cell Scandal. Schatten: Pitt Panel Finds ‘Misbehavior’ but Not Misconduct” C. Holden, Science 311, 2006.

Tue

Sep 26

MG. Data Falsification and the Eye of the Beholder Handout   Presentation

  • Readings
    • “Cubism at the nanoscale” C. Toumey, Nature Nanotechnology 2, 2007.
    • “The Science Wars Redux” M. Bérubé, Democracy 19: 64-74, 2011.

Tue

Oct 3

BU. Plagiarism Handout   Presentation

  • “Song From Myself: An Anatomy of Self-Plagiarism” P Scanlon, Plagiary 2(1) 1-10, 2007.
  • “Déjà vu – A Study of Duplicate Citations in Medline,” M. Errami, et al., Bioinformatics

Tue

Oct 10

MG. Whistleblowing Handout   Presentation

Tue

Oct 17

BU. Authorship and Ownership Handout   Presentation

Tue

Oct 24

Intellectual Property - with Sean Hayes Handout   Presentation

  • Reading
    • “Intellectual Property Law: A Primer for Scientists”. W. Brown, Molecular Biotechnology 2003.

Tue

Nov 7

Publication Ethics

Tue

Nov 14

Forbidden Knowledge

  • Reading
    • “The Problems with Forbidding Science” G Marchant & L Pope, Science and Engineering Ethics 15: 375-394.

Tue

Nov 21

Thanksgiving Break: No Class

 

Tue

Dec 5

Discussion of Teaching Ethics & rainstorming on Outreach Activities

  • No Reading.