Registration for Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition ends Dec. 18

The Morgridge Institute for Research has launched the 2020-2021 Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition.

Registration is open until Dec. 18, 2020. Do not wait – Register today!
Cartoons are due Feb. 1, 2021.

Winners receive prizes of up to $3,500 cash!

This competition is open to persons who work on biomedical research, including graduate students, professional students (e.g., medical or graduate nursing students), postdoctoral fellows, laboratory technicians, assistant/associate scientists, and other individuals with a comparable job title at the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), the UW Hospitals and Clinics, or other UW-affiliated biomedical research center or institute.

Some examples of research ethics topics include:

  • issues raised by research on biotechnology for human enhancement, including the potential social impacts of developing such biotechnologies;
  • legitimate and illegitimate manipulation of research images for publication or presentation;
  • arguments for and against returning individual research results to human research participants;
  • problems and opportunities in sharing research data;
  • arguments concerning uses of animals in research;
  • fraud in science.

This is not an exhaustive list. Make a cartoon about any research ethics issue arising in or from biomedical research!

You need not be a fabulous artist to produce an excellent cartoon – stick figures will do. Also, you can enter with a partner.

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