Membership in professional societies, including the American Society of Biomechanics, has implied expectations for ethical behavior in research, teaching, and service to all segments of society.
As a member of the American Society of Biomechanics, I shall:
- honor and respect the field of biomechanics by conducting myself responsibly, ethically, and lawfully.
- hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
- provide truthful, accurate, relevant and evidence-based information based upon my competence in the subject matter and knowledge of the facts and will disseminate without deception.
- abide by the basic principles of respect of persons, beneficence and justice and comply with regulations in accordance with my institutional review board.
- endeavor to increase the knowledge in my discipline and within reasonable limits of time and finance, shall make available that knowledge, skill and training to the public for the benefit of all.
- disclose any conflicts of interest and will review the professional work of others fairly and in confidence.
- recognize the contributions of others and will not associate or allow the use of their name on enterprise known to be illegal, fraudulent or of questionable character.
- participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the biomechanics community
(Adopted: May 1, 2011)