The beta site for a national digital library for ethics in science and engineering was an 18-month project that explored the use of digital repositories to compile and disseminate materials for ethics in science and engineering. The ESENCe site on ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst represents the materials collected during that time. A new site for materials related to ethics in science and engineering will be developed at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, (NSF SES 1045412).

ESENCe was a direct response to the America COMPETES Act, which, since January 4, 2010, requires "that each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project" (Section 7009) and "that all grant applications that include funding to support postdoctoral researchers include a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals" (Section 7008).

Administrative Project Site

Funding for this project comes from the National Science Foundation through grant number 0936857. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Project Directors
Jane Fountain, PI; Marilyn Billings, Co-PI; Jessica Adamick, Ethics Clearinghouse Librarian; Michelle Sagan Goncalves, Program Manager

Submissions from 2010

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RCR for Postdocs: Promoting Ethical Professional Development, Kathleen Flint

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Expanding Ethics Education in Science & Engineering, Jane E. Fountain

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Ethics in Science & Engineering: Redefining Tools & Resources, Michelle S. Goncalves, Jane E. Fountain, Jessica Adamick, and Marilyn Billings

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NSF Supported Case-Studies Done by Systems Engineering Graduate Students at UVA, Michael Gorman

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Update on Responsible Conduct of Research, Michael E. Gorman and Kelly Joyce

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Science and Engineering Ethics Education: Recipes for Success, Philip J. Langlais

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Mobile Technologies: Participation and Surveillance, Katie Shilton

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Mobile Technologies: Participation and Surveillance Lesson Plans, Katie Shilton

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Climate Change, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Collaboration, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Conflict of Interest, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Data Management, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Energy Issues, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: General Topics, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Mentorship, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: National Security, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Peer Review, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Physicists as Advisors to Society and Leaders, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Physics and Society Issues, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Publication/Authorship, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: RCR Education Strategies, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Research Misconduct, Marshall Thomsen

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Annotated Bibliography of Ethical Issues in Physics: Under-Represented Groups, Marshall Thomsen

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Ethical Issues in Physics: Getting Started, Marshall Thomsen

Submissions from 2009

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Role-Play Scenarios for Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research, Bradley J. Brummel, C. K. Gunsalus, Kerri L. Kristich, Michael C. Loui, and Stephanie N. Seiler

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Geography 598E: Professionalism in Geographic Information Science and Technology, David DiBiase

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America COMPETES Act Excerpt and NSF Implementation Plan from the Federal Register, Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics for Scientists and Engineers: Final Report, Jorge Ferrer-Negron, William Frey, Efrain O'Neill-Carrillo, Didier Valdes, and Carlos Rios-Valazquez

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Faculty Retreat in Research Ethics--Modules and Issues, William Frey

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics for Scientists and Engineers: A Faculty Workshop, William Frey

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Ethical Issues in Graduate Research, William Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Business Ethics, William J. Frey

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Ethical Issues in Graduate Research, William J. Frey

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Professional Ethics in Puerto Rico: Codes, Problem Solving, and Ethical Dissent, William J. Frey

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Geography 734: GIS and Society, Rina Ghose

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Participatory Sensing: A Citizen-Powered Approach to Illuminating the Patterns that Shape our World, Jeffrey Goldman, Katie Shilton, Jeffrey A. Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, Nithya Ramanathan, Sasank Reddy, Vids Samanta, Mani Srivastava, and Ruth West

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Animals, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Authorship, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Conflict of Interest, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Hazardous Substances, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Human Subjects, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Mentoring, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Peer Review, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Whistle-blowing and Professional Relationships, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Responsible Conduct of Research Role-Plays: Whistleblowing Data Management, C. K. Gunsalus; M. C. Loui; and C. K. Gunsalus, M. C. Loui, and their students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Ethical Issues in Peer Review of Research, Michael C. Loui

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Professional Ethics-Responsible Conduct of Research Training: Making Sense of Complex Problems, Michael D. Mumford, Shane Connelly, Ryan P. Brown, Lynn D. Devenport, Stephen T. Murphy, and Alison L. Antes

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Federal Register: National Science Foundation, Responsible Conduct of Research, National Science Foundation

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Federal Register: National Science Foundation, Responsible Conduct of Research, National Science Foundation

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Case Study: The EU-US Dispute over Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms, Plants, Feeds, and Foods, MJ Peterson

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Module 1.3.b: Transnational Conduct, MJ Peterson

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Module 2.1: Variation in International Regulatory Processes, MJ Peterson

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Module 2.3b: Stakeholder Inclusion, MJ Peterson

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Module 2.4: Social Inclusion & Equity, MJ Peterson

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Title Case Study: Bhopal Plant Disaster, MJ Peterson

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Title Case Study: Recruitment of Egg Donors by South Korean Stem Cell Researchers, MJ Peterson, Osman Kiratli, and Ilke Ercan

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How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty, Rackham Graduate School - University of Michigan

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Role-Play Scenarios for Teaching Responsible Conduct of Research: Assessment of Outcomes, Stephanie N. Seiler, Michael C. Loui, Kerri L. Kristich, Kyoung Jin Kim, C. K. Gunsalus, and Bradley J. Brummel

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Four Billion Little Brothers?: Privacy, Mobile Phones, and Ubiquitous Data Collection, Katie Shilton

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Designing the Personal Data Stream: Enabling Participatory Privacy in Mobile Personal Sensing, Katie Shilton, Jeffrey A. Burke, Deborah Estrin, Ramesh Govindan, Mark Hansen, Jerry Kang, and Min Mun

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AC 2009-2183: Case Analysis: A Tool for Teaching Research Ethics in Science and Engineering for Graduate Students, Didier Valdes, Erika Jaramillo Giraldo, Jorge Ferrer, and William J. Frey

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Improving Research Ethics in Engineering: A Challenge for Academics in Engineering and Ethics, Didier M. Valdes, Jorge J. Ferrer, and Erika C. Jaramillo

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GEO 599 Responsible GIS Practice: Ethics for Future Geospatial Professionals, Dawn Wright

Submissions from 2008

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Case study: Misleading satellite data contract, Steven Cox and Shawana Johnson

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Case study: Access to public data, David DiBiase, Francis Harvey, and Dawn Wright

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Case study: Low-level Radioactive Waste siting map, David DiBiase, Francis Harvey, and Dawn Wright

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Case study: Mapping Muslim Neighborhoods, David DiBiase, Francis Harvey, and Dawn Wright

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Case study: Tracking mobile phones in mobility research, David DiBiase, Francis Harvey, and Dawn Wright

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Writing and Analyzing Ethics Cases in Business and Research Ethics, William Frey

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Engineering Ethics Modules for Ethics Across the Curriculum, William J. Frey and Jose A. Cruz

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Work in Progress - Teaching Engineering Ethics to Professional Engineers in Puerto Rico, William J. Frey and Efrain O'Neill-Carrillo

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GIS Ethics: Accuracy and Responsibility, Francis Harvey

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Case study: Locations of structurally deficient bridges, Francis Harvey, David DiBiase, and Dawn Wright

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Case study: Collateral damage mapping, Francis Harvey, Dawn Wright, and David DiBiase

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Text as Property / Property as Text, Christopher Kelty, Alfred Housman, and Scott McGill

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Data Management and Whistle-Blowing, Michael C. Loui

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Development and Assessment of Role-Play Scenarios for Teaching RCR, Michael C. Loui, Bradley J. Brummel, C. K. Gunsalus, and Kerri L. Kristich

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Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, Juan C. Lucena, David Frossard, Tina Gianquitto, Jon Leydens, Carl Mitcham, Jen Schneider, and Jay Straker

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Work in Progress - Development and Assessment of an Introductory Research Ethics Module, Efrain O'Neill-Carrillo, Jorge J. Ferrer, William Frey, Erika Jaramillo, and Luis Jimenez

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Module 1.2: International Accountability, MJ Peterson

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Module 1.3.a: Transnational Diffusion of Ideas and Practices, MJ Peterson

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Module 2.3.a: Ethical Conflicts Between Nations, MJ Peterson

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Title Module 1.1: Workplace Ethics in Transnational Contexts, MJ Peterson

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Case Study: Reporting Incidence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), MJ Peterson and Paul White

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How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students at a Diverse University, Rackham Graduate School - University of Michigan

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Achieving Participatory Privacy Regulation: Guidelines for CENS Urban Sensing, Katie Shilton, Jeffrey A. Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava

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Participatory Privacy in Urban Sensing, Katie Shilton, Jeffrey A. Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava

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Participatory Design of Sensor Networks: Strengths and Challenges, Katie Shilton, Nithya Ramanathan, Sasank Reddy, Vids Samanta, Jeffrey A. Burke, and Deborah Estrin

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Work in Progress - Introducing Graduate Students to Ethical Deliberation and Case Analysis in Research Ethics, Didier M. Valdes, Erika C. Jaramillo, and Jorge J. Ferrer

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Case study: Caribou Migration Routes, Dawn Wright, David DiBiase, and Francis Harvey

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Case study: GISCorps Volunteer Work, Dawn Wright, David DiBiase, and Francis Harvey

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Case study: Submarine Crashes into Uncharted Seamount, Dawn Wright, David DiBiase, and Francis Harvey

Submissions from 2007

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics for Scientists and Engineers: Graduate Awareness Workshop, William Frey and Jose Cruz-Cruz

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics: Case Analysis Workshop, William Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics for Scientists and Engineers: Graduate Research Ethics Banquet, William Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Graduate Education in Research Ethics for Scientists and Engineers: Moral Deliberation Workshop, William Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Ethics of Team Work, William J. Frey

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Developing a Statement of Values, William J. Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Ethics Across the Curriculum Modules for EAC Toolkit Workshops, William J. Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

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Ethics and Laptops: Identifying Social Responsibility Issues in Puerto Rico, William J. Frey and Jose A. Cruz-Cruz