Graduate Research Ethics Education

Liz Johnson (
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 08:19:49 -0500

Graduate Research Ethics Education

A Workshop at
Indiana University

Supported By:
*The National Science Foundation
*Office of Research and the University Graduate School, Indiana
*Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
*Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American
Institutions, Indiana University

Workshop Objectives
Workshop participants will gain a conceptual understanding of
research ethics and ethical thinking and an awareness of the
ethical literature that informs these approaches. The historical
context in which scientific misconduct has developed will be
discussed as well as variations in conventions and expectations
among differing disciplines. Participants will be asked to do
some advance preparation for the workshop.

Participant Support
Participants will receive up to $400 for travel, all meals and
lodging at the workshop, books in research ethics valued at $200,
and stipends of $200. To facilitate continual ethical discussion
and support participants in their professional growth, they will
have access to an electronic network for the length of the grant,
which will promote networking among peers and mentors concerned
with research ethics. Participants will be given membership in
the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics for the
duration of the grant and will be invited to submit papers on
research ethics for the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility and Nomination
Post-doctoral fellows, students in the physical and natural
sciences who have completed at least two years of graduate work,
and engineering students who have completed at least one year of
graduate work are eligible to apply. Applicants must be
nominated by their mentors and must submit a two-page essay on
why they wish to participate. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS

Graduate Research Ethics Education will be held annually for
three years on the campus of Indiana University. The first
workshop will convene at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, and will
end at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.

For More Information:
Brian Schrag, Ph.D.
Project Director
"Graduate Research Ethics Education"
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
410 North Park Avenue
Bloomington Indiana, 47405
(812) 855-6450
FAX (812)-855-3315