"Research Ethics: Challenges and Dilemmas"

Seminar on research ethics at the Dublin Institute of Technology - Aungier Street

The DIT is pleased to announce that it is holding a seminar on research ethics on Friday 14th May in room 4079 in DIT Aungier Street, entitled "Research Ethics: Challenges and Dilemmas". The seminar will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm with a lunch break between 12.45 and 2.00pm and will be followed by a wine reception. Please click here for the full programme details.

Researchers in third level institutions are faced every day with ethical issues when carrying out their research. We are quite familiar with ethical dilemmas raised by research in genetics, biotechnology and medicine, but other less talked-about concerns are encountered in almost all types of research, from questions of consent to confidentiality, from health and safety to data protection.

The DIT is delighted to have the following international experts speaking on various areas of research ethics which should initiate a fruitful discussion on the serious issues faced by researchers within the Institute and internationally:

  • Dr David H. Guston, (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Encouraging Responsible Innovation in the University
  • Prof. Dr. Frans W.A. Brom (Utrecht University), Research Ethics: Responsibility of Science and Responsibility of Scientists
  • Dr David Calvey (Manchester Metropolitan University), 'Doing Ethics' in the Field: the Art and Politics of Covert Research.

A panel of Irish experts, chaired by Dr Don Thornhill of the Higher Education Authority, will lead a discussion on the issues raised in relation to the Irish environment.

We wish to invite all academics and students actively pursuing research in the DIT to take part in this exciting event which is relevant to today's dynamic research environment.

Interested participants should register with Raffaella Salvante by contacting her on ext. 7529 or at raffaella.salvante@dit.ie by 30th April.

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