• ASBMR Member Code of Conduct

    The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) membership is a diverse collection of individuals from different countries, backgrounds, genders, racial, ethnic and cultural groups, who comprise a host of life experiences, values, and beliefs. As a member of ASBMR, individuals commit to advancing the bone, mineral, and musculoskeletal field through integrity, trust and excellence in all aspects of their scientific careers. 

    Discrimination, racism, harassment (in any form), and bullying create a hostile environment that marginalizes individuals, communities, and thereby reduces the quality, integrity, and advancement of science. Discrimination, racism and harassment damages productivity, career advancement, and prevents the healthy exchange of ideas.

    Definition of Harassment: Harassment encompasses a variety of offensive, demeaning, or discriminatory behaviors based on factors including, but not limited to, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, career status, job title, or economic class. In addition, ASBMR opposes all forms of bullying, including threatening, humiliating, coercive, unwelcome, or intimidating conduct that causes harm to or interferes with scientific activity and careers. 

    1. Members are expected to be ethical, transparent, and have integrity in all their professional activities, including research, reviews, education, mentorship, volunteer activities and presentations. Reporting and publishing of research should be rigorous and complete.
    2. Members shall adhere to institutional and international guidelines related to the ethical treatment of human subjects, animal welfare and research safety.
    3. Members are expected to conduct their dealings with others in all professional settings with integrity and mutual respect, and adhere to all Society policies.
    4. Members are expected to adhere to all ASBMR policies maintaining the confidentiality of materials presented and reviewed. Adhering to this policy is essential to maintaining trust amongst members and of the Society.
    5. Members are expected to commit to creating a community and an environment where all individuals can exchange ideas and feel safe, accepted, and respected. Harassment, racism, and/or discrimination are inconsistent with this mission, and will not be tolerated in any scientific forum, public media and social media.
    6. Members, staff and non-member participants of ASBMR activities have the ethical and professional responsibility to bring any apparent violations of these principles to the attention of the ASBMR.

    The Society has the responsibility to evaluate breaches of ethical behavior and the authority to take the appropriate response in accordance with the ASBMR Bylaws, Policies and Procedures. 

    ASBMR commits to promoting ethical conduct among its members, staff, and affiliates. ASBMR will ensure that any allegations of harassment are reported, investigated, and acted upon while protecting confidentiality and affording due process to all parties. 

    We are One Global ASBMR Family, and we want to ensure that our ASBMR family is a safe and inclusive space for everyone across all cultures and backgrounds. 

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