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codes of conduct

Julia Frugoli jfrugoli at bio.tamu.edu
Fri Aug 20 10:41:54 EST 1999

A tangential topic, but the kind of help I find women in bio quite good at:

I'm involved in an NSF project on research ethics; one of the things that
comes out in workshops is that doctors and engineers have a professional
code, but scientists don't really have a formal code, only a definition of
misconduct.  I recently joined the American Phytopathological Society (a
plant pathology group) and was intrigued to receive a "code of ethics" for
plant pathologists.  I belong to AAAS and ASPP (Plant Physiology) and
haven't seen any codes from them, though they may exist.  The APS code was
intriguing to me because it mentioned treating technicians with respect,
giving credit for authorship, etc, and I wondered if other societies have
such codes.  If anyone could point me to societies that have codes and their
web pages if possible, I'd really appreciate it!

Julia Frugoli
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Texas A&M University
Southern Crop Improvement Facility MS#2123
College Station, TX 77843
phone 409-862-3495
FAX 409-862-4790

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