This is a REd Synchronous (live) class.
Research is frequently undertaken by researchers working together from different academic
departments, multiple institutions, private industry and with the government. Many
ethical challenges often arise largely due to the number of people, organizations
and resources involved. Scientists and researchers may be at different stages of their
careers and have different motivations for conducting research. It often becomes difficult
to review the work of collaborators on interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research
conducted or located in different regions of the world.
urther, there is a longstanding tension between the role of the scientist as "discoverer
of how things work" and the expectations of many in society that scientists should
"deliver tangible goods." In addition, governments often encourage scientists to advance
specific national agendas, even though scientists are largely viewed by citizens as
"independent authorities" able to present findings that transcend national political
This presentation will discuss some of the challenges inherent in collaborative research,
the different roles of scientists and researchers, and the ethical, environmental
and societal impacts of scientific research.
REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts and provide both fundamental and advanced
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