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Structuring Institutions for Responsible and Accountable Science

Douglas, Heather (2023) Structuring Institutions for Responsible and Accountable Science. [Preprint]

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Oversight institutions which hold science and scientists accountable for responsible science have thus far not focused on the general societal impact of science. Responsibility for societal impact is now a pervasive aspect of scientific practice, but accountability remains elusive. I argue here that we should proceed cautiously, and that only clear and precise floors for responsibility should have accountability mechanisms. For the remainder of societal responsibilities in science, we should institutionalize assistive ethical mechanisms, which help scientists meet their responsibilities and share rather than offload ethical labor.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Douglas, Heatherdougl239@msu.edu
Additional Information: Presented at PSA 2022, forthcoming in Philosophy of Science
Keywords: Responsible Science, Accountability in Science, Social Impact of Science
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Prof. Heather Douglas
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2023 22:44
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2023 22:44
Item ID: 22566
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22566

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