News Date: April 7, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering recently relaunched the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (OEC). Previously focused primarily on ethics issues in engineering and research, the redesigned website has expanded to encompass ethics issues in the sciences.

The mission of the site is to provide engineers, scientists, faculty, and students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant issues that arise in scientific and engineering practice and from developments in science and engineering.

The new site features case studies, educational activities, and bibliographies, among other materials, categorized by resource type, topic, and field. A revised OEC community directory connects authors’ profiles with their resources. Content Editorial Boards evaluate, identify, and develop materials in six areas, and, together with an Outreach Group, serve as liaisons to their communities.

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and undertaken with the cooperation of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, in collaboration with the Ethics Education Library of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology. More information is available on the project page.