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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2021/2022
Tipo incarico Dottorato
Insegnamento 098574 - ETHICS IN RESEARCH
Docente Aliverti Andrea
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Dottorato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

At the end of the Course the participants are expected a) to be fully aware on how scientific and technological research have ethical implications; b) to identify ethical issues in specific research cases and procedures; c) to understand how the adherence to ethics standards is essential not only for respecting ethical values and fundamental rights, but also to increase quality and likely impact of research.

Course introduction – A. Aliverti

Locating ethics in research – J. Hughes

• The nature and value of research

• Research scandals and the need for ethical scrutiny

• Case study

• Principles of research ethics

• The role of the research ethics committee

Consent in research – J. Hughes

• The role of consent in research

• Voluntariness, information and competence as elements of valid consent

• Non-consensual research

• Case studies

Balancing harms and benefits in research – J. Hughes

• Type of benefit and types of harm

• Harm to whom?

• Randomised controlled trials and equipoise

• Case study

Information and Design Ethics -V. Schiaffonati and S. Canali

• Responsabilites in engineering and design

• Management of sensitive data/information

• personal and private information, confidential scientific/industrial information

• sensitive information in the digital world

• case studies

Ethical Institutions: research ethics Committees/Institutional Review Boards and the Ethic Committee of Polimi - C. Ghezzi

Case study: how to submit a proposal to a Research Ethics Committee

3R’s Principles- G.B. Fiore

Publication ethics: ‘good practice’ in scientific communication - A. Aliverti

Case studies: publication ethics

Final discussion


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The students will have to take a final, written exam, regarding the analysis of one case study, preferably regarding his/her PhD research topic, in terms of Ethics implications.

The presentation of the final work will be provided within small groups of Course participant. 

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Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaHughes J, Hunter D, Sheehan M, Wilkinson SD, Wrigley A. Hughes J (Ed.)., European Textbook on Ethics in Research, Editore: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union., Anno edizione: 2010

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