Code of Ethics
As a research administrator, I will:
Maintain the highest level of professional and personal conduct to enhance our organization and profession in order to gain the trust and respect of our peers, employer, researchers, research funding agencies,and the public at large.
Act in a respectful and courteous manner in all my professional dealings with others taking particular care to avoid any real or perceived acts that might be construed as intimidation or harassment.
Accept responsibility to enhance my professional competence and freely share my professional knowledge with others.
Balance the dual obligations and interests of my employer and funding agencies and seek to negotiate terms of sponsorship which are in the best interest of all parties.
Follow the letter and the spirit of the laws, regulations and sponsorship agreement affecting research administration responsibilities.
Inform individuals who are associated directly or indirectly and with my services of those policies, procedures and regulations impacting conduct of research and research administration.
Avoid conflicts of interest, whether actual or perceived, and address such issues with appropriate authorities of my employer or the society when the need arises.
Ensure that I maintain fairness and due process in research administration and Society activities in which I am engaged.