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Fall 2010-2011
EGR 501 / ELE 501   P/D/F Only

Responsible Conduct in Research: A Course on Ethics in Engineering

Claire F. Gmachl

This course educates the graduate student of engineering in the responsible conduct of research. The lectures provide theoretical background information as well as case studies about ethics in day-to-day research situations, in publishing and peer-review, in student-advisor relationships, in collaborative research, as well as in the big picture and considerations of long-term impact. The students are provided with resources to consult in ethical questions. In small-group discussions in departmental and research field-specific precepts, the theoretical concepts are made relevant to the individual students situations.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading of (sometime fraudulent) technical papers, relevant newspaper articles, and/or online material: less than 10 pages per week; preparation of written personal notes (not collected) for weekly precepts: about 1 page per week; response to online surveys: less than 15 minutes per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Class/Precept Participation - 100%

Other Requirements:
Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is required for graduate students in engineering who participate in federally funded research; the course is highly recommended and/or required for undergraduate students as well as post-doctoral researchers in engineering who participate in federally funded research. There are no prerequisites for attending the course..

Other information:
This course is graded P/D/F only; attendance will be taken. Class and precept participation ¿ 100%.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
26988 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:54 Limit:80
26989 L02 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   Lewis Library   120   Enrolled:56 Limit:80
P01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:0 Limit:80
P02 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm Th   Lewis Library   120   Enrolled:0 Limit:80