Improving Education for Professional Ethics, Standards and Practices

(Adopted by Council on November 10, 2002)

Education in professional ethics and in practices that guarantee the integrity of data and its analysis are an essential part of the ongoing training of scientists. It is part of the responsibility of all scientists to ensure that all their students receive training, which specifically addresses this area. The American Physical Society calls on its members and units to actively promote education in this area and will sponsor symposia on professional ethics, standards, and practices at its general meetings.

The President will appoint a task force that monitors the activities of the society and its units, and suggests further steps regarding professional ethics, standards and practices for the Society.