Expert discusses importance of research ethics
Oct. 2, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- Why research ethics is an essential part of training future scientists and engineers and the details of a six-year project to provide that education to graduate and post-doctoral students will be discussed by a visiting ethicist at Western Michigan University Thursday, Oct. 11.
Dr. Brian Schrag, executive secretary of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics at Indiana University, will discuss "Research Ethics" at 1:30 p.m. in the Putney Lecture Hall at the Fetzer Center. His presentation is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society and is free and open to the public.
In his presentation, Schrag will discuss the objectives, activities and outcomes of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics project to provide research ethics education to graduate and post-doctoral students in the sciences and engineering. The project, which took six years, was funded by the National Science Foundation.
Schrag has led the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics since 1991and is the author of numerous articles on medical ethics. He also has taught at Hampden-Sydney and Bethel colleges and was the academic dean at Bethel.
For more information, contact the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (616) 387-4397.
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