What Next? Translating AGIs 2015 Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct into Practice

Thursday, December 1, 2016

In 2015, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) published a revised version of the 1999 Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct, an aspirational document outlining ethical principles that should inform the professional behavior of all geoscientists. The revised Guidelines reflect a consensus of opinion among AGIs 51 member societies and show an evolution in thinking about geoscience ethics. The Guidelines also represent a foundational document to support the expansion of ethical guidelines by individual societies and organizations.

American Geosciences Institute's Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct

The American Geological Institute (AGI) expects the profession to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all professional activities. The following aspirational guidelines are presented as representative of the core values that form the foundation of the ethics for the geoscience profession. They are presented as the highest common denominator of values for the profession.

AGU Board Approves Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists Statement

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On April 13th, the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Board of Directors approved a statement on the "Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists." A story in Eos explains that the statement underscores the ethical duties of scientists since there is a public service component, but it also argues that this should ensure a scientist's rig

AGU Seeks Comment on Ethics Policy #ethics

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The American Geophysical Union has completed a review of its Ethics Policy, and the proposed language now identifies harassment as a form of scientific misconduct. The changes come following the formation of a task force last June to focus on "harassment and work-climate issues." The proposed language is available on AGU's website and is available for comment through April 28, 2017. 

Upcoming AGI/AIPG webinars on professional ethics, mineral resource reporting


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