SCIENTIFIC ETHICS FORUM Spring Creek Project and Department of Philosophy March 1, 2006 Rotunda of Valley Library The following questions were raised by audience discussion. 1. How can OSU effectively answer questions about scientific ethics, research integrity, academic freedom and lapses in cases that transgress the values of Oregon State University? 2. What effects can we anticipate on the various missions of OSU from increased corporate sponsorship of research? 3. How can OSU concretely support academic freedom and response to violations of it? 4. Is there an important role for interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that include literacy in both the humanities and the sciences? 5. Should there be required courses that bridge the liberal arts and the professional schools at OSU? 6. What is OSU's conflict-of-interest policy? How is it enforced? What changes need to be made before it is an effective guide to faculty decisions? 7. What policies are in place to protect the academic freedom of graduate students? 8. How can we take into account the intersection of science and personal values when dealing with policy issues around complex systems, especially when scientific uncertainty is high? 9. Can OSU-based scientists make a statement regarding the perception of some that peer review is somehow broken if papers are published that contain errors of omission or commission and that It is the process of science that works well in the long-run?