To accept responsibility in making research
related decisions consistent with the safety, health and
welfare of the public.
To be Honest and Fair.
To strive for technical excellence in the
engineering profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge
Not to steal property, time or resources.
To avoid real or perceived
conflicts of interest whenever possible.
When possible to demonstrate our
performance capability with our skills via projects,
leadership, and/or accredited educational programs and will
encourage others to do so as well.
Not to hesitate to seek assistance or
guidance when faced with a task beyond our abilities or
To embrace other professionals' advice and
learn from their experiences and mistakes.
To treat this as an opportunity to learn
new techniques and approaches. When the situation arises that
our assistance is called upon.
To respond willingly to share our knowledge
To reject bribery, kickbacks and professional
misconduct in all its forms.
To strive to convey any knowledge
(specialist or otherwise) that we have gained to others so
everyone gains the benefit of each other's knowledge.
To improve the understanding of technology,
its appropriate application, and potential consequences.
To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism
of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to
credit properly the contributions of others.
To treat fairly all persons regardless of
such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or
Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
Not to injure others, their property,
reputation, or employment by false or malicious action.
Not to use availability and access to
information for personal gains through corporate espionage.
To distinguish between advocacy and Science
and not to present analysis and opinion as fact.
To respect intellectual property and will
be careful to give credit for other's work.
Never to steal or misuse copyrighted,
patented material, trade secrets or any other intangible
To assist colleagues and co-workers in
their professional development and to support them in
following this code of ethics.