Ethics in Research

Ethics in Research

Ethics in Research

Deborah G. Johnson, University of Virginia

November 18, 2014


Deborah G. Johnson, the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia, led DTM's postdoc workshop on the evolving nature of science, reliable knowledge as the end goal, and the ethics involved in being a scientist on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. 

Johnson is best known for her work on computer and engineering ethics. Her research examines the ethical, social, and policy implications of technology and engineering, especially information technology.

The workshop centered around the book, "On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research", by the National Academy of Sciences. Johnson walked the group through the book, and discussed the major topics concerning research ethics today including: 

  • Advising vs Mentoring
  • The Treatment of Data
  • Mistakes and Negligence
  • Research Misconduct
  • Responding to Suspected Violations of PRofessional Standards
  • Sharing of Research Results
  • Authorship and the Allocation of Credit
  • Intellectual Property


  • Jabrane Labidi
  • Cecile Feuillie
  • Zachary Geballe
  • Colin Jackson
  • Xiaoming Liu
  • Sergey Lobanov
  • Javier Francisco Nossa
  • Steve Stefanoski
  • Haidong Zhang
  • Eugene Vinitsky
  • Marion Garcon
  • Brad Foley
  • Jessica Donaldson
  • Jared Marske
  • Pamela Arriagada
  • Sergio Dieterich
  • Amanda Lough


  • Lara Wagner
  • Diana Roman
  • Rick Carlson
  • Steve Shirey 
  • Janice Dunlap 
  • Casey Leffue
  • Robin Dienel