Research ethics: what should be on the agenda? Prof. Laetus O.K. Lategan Dean: Research and Innovation
 
Traditionally ... a view on research ethics <ul><li>1. Fabrication of information and data </li></ul><ul><li>2. Falsificat...
 
 
Introduction <ul><li>Observation:  a growing interest in ethics beyond medicine - business, environment, research, etc.)  ...
Application to SATN? <ul><li>“ Technology with a human face ” (large number of management and education programmes) </li><...
Contents <ul><li>Conceptual matters </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in the curriculum </li></ul><u...
Conceptual matters <ul><li>What is ethics? Greek ethos = house ethos deepest motivation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics more th...
Ethics – no isolated concept
Five case studies Johnson and Johnson case (James Burke) “ The customer comes first” The parable of the Sadhu (Bowen McCoy...
Ethics in the curriculum <ul><li>Smit (2000) writes extensively on ethics in the curriculum. He mentions three reasons why...
Ethics in the curriculum – reference JH Smith (2000)
Accepted ethical values
Items for the research agenda (associated with the research cycle)
Agenda list
Acknowledgement <ul><li>National Research Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>CUT Research Grant Awards Committee </li></ul>
<ul><li>Laetus O K Lategan </li></ul>
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SATN Conference 2010 - Prof Laetus Lategan

  1. 1. Research ethics: what should be on the agenda? Prof. Laetus O.K. Lategan Dean: Research and Innovation
  2. 3. Traditionally ... a view on research ethics <ul><li>1. Fabrication of information and data </li></ul><ul><li>2. Falsification of information and data </li></ul><ul><li>3. Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>4. Research on human subjects </li></ul><ul><li>5. (Human interaction) </li></ul>
  3. 6. Introduction <ul><li>Observation: a growing interest in ethics beyond medicine - business, environment, research, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: Now is the time to show me and not tell me </li></ul>
  4. 7. Application to SATN? <ul><li>“ Technology with a human face ” (large number of management and education programmes) </li></ul><ul><li>Research – fabrication and falsification of data; research on human subjects and animals, innovation and commercialisation </li></ul>
  5. 8. Contents <ul><li>Conceptual matters </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics in the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted ethical values </li></ul><ul><li>The research cycle and ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Items for the agenda </li></ul>
  6. 9. Conceptual matters <ul><li>What is ethics? Greek ethos = house ethos deepest motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics more than ethical code = expression of desired behavior of employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Morality = expected societal behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity = public trust </li></ul><ul><li>References: Badaracco & Webb: Personal reflection and individual values, Donaldson & Dunfee: Social contracts in business, Jim Fisher – Making choices </li></ul>
  7. 10. Ethics – no isolated concept
  8. 11. Five case studies Johnson and Johnson case (James Burke) “ The customer comes first” The parable of the Sadhu (Bowen McCoy) Cannot pass the buck Whose lab is this anyway? Roles and responsibilities View from the trenches (Badaracco and Webb) Poor to communicate organisational and professional values The commercialisation of higher education (D Bok) Don’t forget the core functions of a university
  9. 12. Ethics in the curriculum <ul><li>Smit (2000) writes extensively on ethics in the curriculum. He mentions three reasons why the teaching of ethics is important: </li></ul><ul><li>It is an anthropological matter because it influences the lives of people on a daily basis. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an academic matter because it serves as counterpart for reductionism. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a social matter because the academy also has the responsibility of addressing community problems. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 13. Ethics in the curriculum – reference JH Smith (2000)
  11. 14. Accepted ethical values
  12. 15. Items for the research agenda (associated with the research cycle)
  13. 16. Agenda list
  14. 17. Acknowledgement <ul><li>National Research Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>CUT Research Grant Awards Committee </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Laetus O K Lategan </li></ul>

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