Following an organization-wide, rigorous and in-depth ethics review in 2019, ASM undertook the following actions in 2020:
- Centralized ethics resources, policies and procedures to provide greater uniformity in responding to ethics issues.
- Broadened its Code of Ethics to encompass professional conduct, with the new policy known as the ASM Code of Ethics and Conduct.
- Strengthened its existing Events Code of Conduct to be more inclusive of considerations brought to the fore by the coronavirus pandemic.
- ASM Board of Directors (BOD) approved the Ethics Committee Charter in June 2020.
ASM Ethics Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org