IAS Code of Conduct
The IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists) is a premier, international scientific association dedicated to the publication, discussion, and interchange of research results in sedimentary geology. The purpose of the IAS Code of Conduct is to ensure that all activities sponsored by the IAS are in agreement with the generally accepted ethics rules and the mission of IAS. Leading principles are honesty, carefulness, transparency, openness, independence, responsibility, and democracy.
IAS-Sponsored Scientific Meetings (Regional Meetings, International Sedimentological Conferences, Summer Schools, Field Excursions, Workshops, Social Events, as well as other events with dedicated IAS support)
IAS meetings, which are open to IAS and non-IAS members including those interested in and from neighbouring disciplines, are among the most respected scientific meetings in the global field of sedimentology. IAS-sponsored meetings foster the exchange of scientific ideas through respectful and open dialogue. Together with the IAS, the meeting organizers are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. All meeting participants, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, service providers, are expected to abide by the IAS Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all IAS meeting-related events. IAS considers the neglect of these rules as being equal to a scientific misconduct.
- Treat all participants with equal respect and consideration.
- Critique ideas rather than individuals.
- Avoid personal attacks directed toward other participants and organizations.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert event organizers if you notice a potentially dangerous situation, unsafe behaviour or someone in distress.
- Respect the rules and policies of the host country, meeting venue, hotels, contracted facility, and/or any other venue.
- Permission must be sought from the presenter or author to take photographs, movies or to undertake other forms of recording of any presentation.