Ethics in science and Engineering: Responsible conduct in research
Dr. Ravi Ravikumar
GE Global Research
April 17, 2008
12:50-1:50
NSE 102 (different than usual)
Abstract

Scientific research is built on a foundation of trust, and in today's collaborative environment, thrives on open sharing and discussion of observations, data, and hypotheses. This seminar will be an informal, discussion driven, look at ethics in science. Using real-life examples and situations, we will discuss several aspects of responsible conduct in research and its impact on scientific progress, teamwork, intellectual property and business - e.g. the treatment and reporting of data, sharing of credit and responsibility in collaborative research, authorship practices, priority of discovery, etc. These decisions that researchers make in the course of their work will have significant impact on the scientific, organizational, and business enterprises they belong to.

Joint seminar with Electrical Engineering.