The UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL) brings the academy into the public sphere - thinking about, discussing, and teaching Ethics. There are two strands to what CEPL does: Research and Continuing Professional Decelopment. We are proud to support the Ethics Initiative of President Michael Higgins.
- Regular discussions across different disciplines in UCD on various aspects of ethics.
- Major interdisciplinary research projects drawing in researchers from inside and outside UCD.
- Research workshops and conferences involving researchers and other stakeholders within and outside of UCD on specific questions with respect to Ethics – both practical and philosophical.
- Resources on ethics for the public acting as a bridge between UCD academics and the wider community - the media, schools, regulation bodies, ombudsmen, ethics advisory committees, NGOs and government bodies.
- Ethical training for professionals across business, medicine, law, biotechnology, IT, urban development, veterinary and food science and the financial sector.
The Centre is aimed at ethical research across disciplines which is of interest to wider society. While all such research is welcomed and encouraged, the current priority of the Centre is to develop research projects in the following five areas:
- Ethics of Communication
- Ethics of Health and Illness