Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Resource Guide for Scientific Resarch Ethics

A new research guide on the ethics of scientific research and the responsible conduct of research has just been published by CSEP. The guide is available off of IIT's Galvin Library web site. It includes resources on animal research subjects, authorship and peer review, conflict of interest, human research participants, research misconduct, and links to cases studies. Please let us know if you have any suggestions of materials to add to the guide, or if you would like us to add a section on a different topic.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A new image for CSEP

For the past few months we have been working extremely hard on redesigning our web site. The new site is going to blend in with the overall design for the Illinois Institute of Technology, include a number of much-needed updates in our site navigation, a complete overhaul of the Codes of Ethics Collection, and a number of other tweaks to our electronic collections and resource guides. So far, everything is going relatively smoothly, except for picking out a new image for the site.

With the help of Galvin, we have designed a new icon for CSEP. The question is, what color should it be? Our first one seemed to be a bit too dark for the web site...

So, we went for a more blue look, that seemed a bit easier to read...

Any thoughts? Please post your comments, ideas for a new color, etc. This image is going to be on this page, so let us know what you think! (This is a test version of the CSEP site, so beware of bugs).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break Hours

The Center and the Center Library will be open over spring break during our normal hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

EthicShare - a Virtual Community for Ethics Research and Exchange

During this past weekend, I had the pleasure to attend a session about the web resource "EthicShare" at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Developed by the University of Minnesota with support from the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation and other partner universities, this virtual community is for scholars working in the field of ethics. The first version of this site will focus specifically on bioethics. The site includes a database of literature on all aspects of bioethics (including quite a bit about the ethics of nanotechnology) and the ability to link directly to the full-text of an article through your university library. The site also includes the ability to tag articles, upload your own papers to the database, and to participate in online discussions about a wide range of ethics issues. At the moment, the number of individuals using the site is rather small, but as the community grows, this could become an extremely rich resource for scholars and students of applied ethics.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Limited hours for CSEP Library - March 5-6th

Due to senior staff attending the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Competition on March 5-6th, the CSEP Library will be open from 9:30-4 on Thursday, and from 9-4 on Friday. We will resume our normal hours of 9-5 on Monday, March 9th. If you have any reference queries, please direct them to Galvin Library's reference desk or if it is not urgent, email your question to us at cseplibrary@iit.edu.

Best of luck to all the participating Ethics Bowl Teams!