Other issues

SGR resources which fall outside of our main four 'issues' - including general material - are listed here. This covers issues such as the built environment, sustainable development and space technology.

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SGR briefing by Anne Chapman, October 2006

The chemical industry is one of the major employers in science and technology. On the one hand, its products have greatly expanded the range of materials available to society but, on the other, some of the synthetic chemicals it produces cause significant harm to human health and to the environment. This briefing discusses the main ethical issues related to this industrial sector, as well as new developments in regulation and technology, and assesses how these affect career choice. It points to areas which have potential to improve the environmental and health performance of the sector.
 

12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology

SGR ethical careers booklet edited by Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding; April 2006

12 scientists and engineers tell of their experiences in trying to follow an ethical career. The cases cover a wide range of issues relating to the environment, social justice, the military, and animal welfare.
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Philip Webber; December 2003

This briefing provides insight into a new way of thinking and an innovative approach that can help you and your colleagues to work in a way that makes a positive, rather than a negative, impact on sustainability. Readers will gain greater awareness of choices and decisions regarding their work and career that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to sustainable development.
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Gill Langley; March 2003

This briefing provides background insight into the issues surrounding the use of animals in scientific experiments and the underlying factors that have given rise to the current legislative and cultural setting. Readers will gain greater awareness of how their choice of career makes a positive or negative impact on the welfare of laboratory animals as well as some pointers to alternative career routes.
 

This booklet takes an initial look at issues such as genetics, climate change, arms, militarisation of space, animal experiments, cleaner technology, information technology, and science funding. In addition, it describes the experiences of working scientists and how they have dealt with many of these issues. Contributors include Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat, inventor of the World-Wide-Web Dr Tim Berners-Lee and the well-known commentator on biotechnology issues Dr Mae Wan Ho.

SGR ethical careers booklet, edited by Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding; summer 2001