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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 098574 - ETHICS IN RESEARCH
Professor Aliverti Andrea
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ098574 - ETHICS IN RESEARCH

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to make participants

a) 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

• 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

- M. Galli

Ethical Institutions: the Ethic Committee of Polimi

- C. Ghezzi

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

 

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

Case studies: publication ethics                       Final discussion


Notes on methods of assessing

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. 


Teaching activities
Start date
End date

Schedule planning

Monday, 4 Feb 2019

9:30 -12:30 - J. Hughes - Locating ethics in research  (The nature and value of research, Research scandals and the need for ethical scrutiny; Case studies; Principles of research ethics; The role of the research ethics committee)

13:30 -16:30 - J. Hughes - Consent in research (The role of consent in research; Voluntariness, information and competence as elements of valid consent; Non-consensual research; Case studies)

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019    

9:30 -12:30 - J. Hughes - Balancing harms and benefits in research (Type of benefit and types of  harm; Harm to whom?)

13:30 -16:30 - J. Hughes - Randomised controlled trials and equipoise; Case studies

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019             

9:30 -12:30 - V. Schiaffonati - Responsability (Responsabilites in engineering and design, Case studies); Ethics in design

13:30 -16:30 - V. Schiaffonati - Information Ethics: information flow and privacy (Management of sensitive data/information, personal and private information, confidential scientific/industrial information, sensitive information in the digital world, case studies)  

Thursday, 7 Feb 2019  

9:30 -12:30 - C. Ghezzi - Ethical Institutions at Polimi (The Ethical Committee of the Politecnico di Milano, Case studies)

13:30 -16:30 - A. Aliverti – Publication ethics (‘good practice’ in scientific communication, case studies)

Friday, 8 Feb 2019

9:30 -12:30 - A. Aliverti - Publication ethics (Authorship, plagiarism, peer review process, conflict of interests, evaluation of research, bibliography, predatory journals)


Bibliography
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

Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
30.0
training
0.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
10.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English

Note Professor
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
Area Servizi ICT
20/11/2019