Graduate Course • Spring 2015


Astronomers encounter a series of ethical dilemmas during their careers that need to be resolved correctly if the integrity of the field is to be preserved. The goal of this graduate seminar is to sharpen ethical reasoning, knowledge, awareness and commitment by providing a fundamental background in responsible conduct as a scientist. Topics covered: Research Misconduct, Data management, Peer review, Authorship, Intellectual property, Conflicts of interest and commitment, Mentoring, Dual use technologies, Environmental and Cultural Impact.