E204: Research Ethics for Engineers & Scientists - note room change

Mary Tang mtang at stanford.edu
Tue Mar 29 15:50:05 PDT 2011

Dear labmembers --

The first class of E204 will be held Wednesday, March 30, in Building 160, Room 322
(note room change from previous announcements.)

This class is sponsored in part by the NNIN and will cover practical topics, such as:

- How is authorship on a paper decided?  Who gets to be first author?
What are the responsibilities of a contributors to jointly authored paper?
- Who should be included as an inventor on a patent?
- Is it OK to omit "bad" data points from an analysis?
- What can and should you do if you suspect fraudulent data?
- How should peer review be handled?  How is it actually done?
- Are you responsible for anticipating the ways, good and bad, that your
research might be used?  What are a researcher's responsibilities to society?
- What are the responsibilities of mentors and mentees?
- What kinds of conflicts of interest are important to avoid?

This course is 1-2 units. The instructor is
Prof. Robert McGinn, Director of the Program in Science, Technology&
Society. For more information, see the Bulletin or contact Prof. McGinn,
Mary Tang, or Mike Deal.  This course is sponsored in part by NNIN.

For students supported by NSF fellowships, this course satisfies the NSF
requirement for "Training in the responsible and ethical conduct of

Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
Paul G. Allen Room 136, Mail Code 4070
Stanford, CA  94305
mtang at stanford.edu

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