Reports and briefings

SGR publishes in-depth reports and shorter briefings, mainly as part of its project work. Pdf copies can be downloaded from this section, while printed copies can be ordered from the SGR office.

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The militarisation of science and technology - an update

This report provides an update to Soldiers in the Laboratory. In addition to SGR's latest findings about the power and influence of the military in science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK since the early 1990s, the report also highlights some of the problems encountered in obtaining detailed information on military involvement in R&D despite the entry into force of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Chris Langley, Stuart Parkinson and Philip Webber

2007

Ethical careers: Chemical industry

This briefing discusses the main ethical issues related to industrial chemicals 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.

Anne Chapman

2006

Critical paths

12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology

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.

Editors: Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding

2006

Corporations have become one of the most powerful influences within science and technology in recent years. This has thrown up many ethical concerns, not least the issue of whether their involvement has a distorting influence on the direction of research and development. This briefing discusses how ethical issues affect career choice for scientists and engineers. It gives tips on spotting ethical corporations and looks at alternative career options.

Stuart Parkinson

2006

This briefing discusses military involvement with science and engineering, and how it can affect career choice in these fields. It outlines how the UK’s position as a major military power influences research, teaching, and development and deployment of new technologies, and discusses the related ethical issues. The briefing also gives tips on avoiding military work and describes opportunities in a range of alternative fields.

Chris Langley

2006

Soldiers in the Laboratory

Military involvement in science and technology - and some alternatives

This report documents the power and influence of the military in science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK over the past 15 years, and investigates whether some reallocation of the resources that the military currently devotes to weapons-related SET would contribute better to the goals of peace, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Chris Langley, with Stuart Parkinson and Philip Webber

2005

Author: David Webb

Published: April 2004

Pages : 8

Author: Philip Webber

Published: December 2003

Pages : 8

Published: September 2003

Pages: 16

Published: April 2003

Pages: 20