Bioinformatist's code of conduct
Bioinformatists have a professional responsibility to serve the public interest and welfare and to further data and knowldege of science. Bioinformatists should actively be concerned with the health and welfare of co-workers, consumers, and the coummunity. Public comments on scientific matters should be made with care and precision, without unsubstantiated exaggerated, or premature statements.
The Science of Bioinformatics
Bioinformatists should seek to advance biological science, understand the limitations of their knowledge, and respect the truth. Bioinformatists should ensure that their scientific contribution, and those of their collaborators are thorough, accurate, and unbiased in design, implementation, and presentation.
Bioinformatists should remain current with devlopments in their field, freely share ideas, data, information, database, and keep accurate and complete laboratory records, maintain integrity in all conduct and publications, and give due credit to the contributions of others. Conflicts of interest and scientific misconduct, such as fabrication, and plagiarism, are incompatible with this Code.
Bioinformatist should promote and protect the legitimate interests of their employers, perform work honestly and ompetently, fulfuill obligations, and safeguard proprietary information.
Bioinformatist, as emplyers, should treat subordinates with respect for their professionalism and concern for their well-being, and provide them with a safe, congenial working environment, fair compensation, and proper acknowledgement of their scientific contributions.
Bioinformatists should regard the tutelage of students as trust conferred by society for the promotion of the student's learning and professional development. Each student should be treated respectfully and without expoitations.
Bioinformatists should treat associates with respect, regardles of the level their formal education, encourage them, learn with them, share ideas honestly, and give credit for their contributions.
Bioinformatists should serve clients faithfully and incorruptibly, respect confidentiality, advise honestly, and charge fairly.
Bioinformatists should understand and anticipate the environmental consequences of their work. Bioinformatists have responsiblity to avoid pollution and to pretect the environment.
This code of conduct was made by modifying the chemists's code of conduct.