The Business of Ethics - Researchers
Professional Development Programme

This course is suitable for all Research staff who are interested in the Business of Ethics.

Pre-requisites: None

This course explores what ethics means, why it is important for researchers and how an individual plays their role in an ethical practice.

Foundation:

  • An ethical evaluation
  • An overview of research ethics
  • A quick jog through the history of moral philosophy
    • moral philosophy defined
    • philosophical perspectives on research
  • Research ethics - a case study

Ethical Application in Research:

  • The researchers responsibility
    • Responsibility towards research participants
    • Responsibility to sponsors and supporting organisations
    • Responsibility towards colleagues and industry
    • Responsibility to governing bodies
  • The ways of thinking about research ethics
  • The pressures on organisations to have ethical standards
  • The business case for ethics
  • Some of the current ethical issues that researchers are facing

Practical application:

  • How organisations put ethical values into practice
  • Corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainability
  • How to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Return to the case study

Preparation: None

Facilitator: Melanie Eusebe, Fresh Ideas About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: One day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.

  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea