The IGW has built up core expertise in research ethics and responsible research and innovation through its work at the intersection between digital technologies and people. We believe that at times when digital technologies reach into every aspect of modern life, it is key to critically reflect on the ethical and moral basis by which our research is guided. In line with the leitmotiv of TU Wien - Technik für Menschen - we seek to raise awareness amongst technologists for the social impacts of their work and their responsibilities towards society.
In lieu of a formal ethics committee, which does not yet exist at TU Wien, we have put a webpage together that provides resources such as ethics guidelines, self-checks and example texts to guide researchers in conducting their work in ethical and responsible ways. We have also established an ethics sounding board which aims to informally support colleagues and students with questions around ethics.
For more information, please see the IGW Ethics Pages.