Our Code of Professional Standards and Ethics applies to our Members
Under our Act we are required to establish and administer for Members a code of professional standards and ethics in science, technology and humanities.
The Code is to support Members to follow exemplary ethical behaviour and world class research and scholarly practices.
Given that it is in the public interest that all scientists, technologists and humanities scholars act ethically, professionally and seek to prevent harm, we make this Code freely available to those outside our membership. We welcome researchers and scholars, research institutions, research funding agencies and any other stakeholders in research or scholarly practice to adopt the Code or use it as a guide.
The commencement date for this version of the Code is 1 January 2019.
It has been redeveloped to:
The new Code includes a section on values and principles and a section on responsibilities and standards. There is also a separate interpretation document that sets out how the responsibilities and standards can be met.
The Code and interpretation is available in different formats:
ISC Freedom and Responsibility Portal
View the International Science Council (ISC) Freedom and Responsibility Portal for a comprehensive list of codes of conduct from around the globe to foster research integrity.