These articles are used for discussion during your Information Literacy session.
An ethics problem is not a multiple choice problem, rather it is a design problem. One must devise possible courses of action as well as evaluate them.—there can be more than one correct solution/response
C. Whitbeck, “Ethics as Design,” Hastings Center Report (1996) 26, 9-16
The social contract approach to ethics
"In this view a profession derives from two bargains or contracts: one internal and one external. The internal bargain governs the interactions among members of the porfession while the external bargain defines the relationship of the profession to society. Both, however, are based on a moral idea of service around which the profession is organized," (Kovac, 12).
"Because society depends on scientists as experts in important personal and public decisions, it must trust that scientists are performing their work with integrity, particularly as it affects public health and safety," (Kovac, 20).
One summary of the internal code for practicing science
Factors that can influence the ethical decision-making process