[MARMAM] ECS Workshop on Ethics

Adriana Vella adrianajvella at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 09:34:08 PST 2015


Dear All,

Please note that among the various interesting workshops available this
year being organized in association with the ECS Conference to be held in
MALTA this March, there is the *HALF DAY WORKSHOP ON ETHICS **on Sunday the
22nd March 2016 **AM.    *

*Please find more info below and book your seats soon :)*

*Developing Professional Ethics Guidelines for European Cetacean
Researchers*

*Workshop Organizer Contact:  **ECM Parsons* <ecm-parsons(at)earthlink.net
>

Many professional societies have developed professional ethical guidelines,
such as the Society for Conservation Biology, the Society for Wetland
Scientists and recently the Society for Marine Mammalogy.  However,
situations have arisen in the European cetacean research field that are
unique to the region and field; for example, issues affected by European
national laws, customs or traditions.  This workshop aims to produce a
specific set of ethical guidelines that deals with, and provides
professional practice advice and guidance for, European scientists in the
cetacean research field. *These guidelines would reference:*

   - Research conduct
   - The intersect with politics and policy
   - Dealing with the media
   - Publication ethics
   - Working in other (developing) countries
   - Respecting indigenous cultures
   - Fund-raising and ethics
   - Competition and bullying
   - Equality issues (gender, sexual orientation and minorities)
   - Inappropriate behavior (e.g., sexual harassment )
   - Environmental impact of research
   - Animal welfare

The workshop will start with a short introduction to the field of
professional ethics, with examples of appropriate literature and
hypothetical case studies.
The workshop will then split into focus groups to discuss specific issues
and ethical concerns, followed by one or more discussion sessions.

Proposed output: A set of proposed guidelines and short report for the ECS
council

Best wishes

ECS Conf 2015 organizing team
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