Ethical Considerations in Bioengineering
- conflict of interest – personal, professional, and financial
- policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices
- mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
- collaborative research including collaborations with industry
- peer review
- data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing and ownership
- research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
- responsible authorship and publication
- the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research
You can browse NIH Research Ethics training here: https://researchethics.od.nih.gov/
- What would you do in case of an authorship dispute?
- What would you do if an animal experienced an adverse effect during your experiment?
- If you need human blood for a procedure, how would you obtain it?
- What would you do if an animal injected with human neuronal stem cells in an experiment appeared to be more intelligent?
- Why can’t you run a simulation instead of an in vitro experiment?
- Why can’t you run an in vitro experiment instead of an in vivo experiment?
- How do you protect patient data?
- What institutions are in charge of animal studies?
- What institutions are in charge of human subjects research?