How Ethical Science Supports Ethical Policy: Disciplinary Perspectives

Scientific Reproducibility and Social Responsibility
Sunday, February 19, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
Achieving the goals of advancing the practice of science, and specifically increasing the value of science to society, should include raising the level of ethical behavior across the sciences. Science can support the translation of knowledge into viable policy options, but only when that science is conducted and reported in a manner that explicitly supports and respects cultural values. Speakers representing scientific disciplines with differing levels of explicit ethical frameworks will discuss the role of ethics and professional practices within their disciplinary cultures. The discussion also will include how discipline-specific ethics and a culture of professionalism can help to continually improve scientific methods, mechanisms, and outputs, and increase the value of science to society.
Rochelle Tractenberg, Georgetown University
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Rochelle E. Tractenberg, Georgetown University
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