Adopted by SOT on January 31, 1985; Revised June 1, 2005; Reviewed and Reaffirmed September 14, 2011; Revised November 5, 2012
The Society of Toxicology is dedicated to developing and communicating knowledge to improve the health and safety of living beings and to protect the environment upon which we depend. To attain this objective, each member must maintain high ethical standards, recognize a duty to share this knowledge with the public, and be a thoughtful advocate for human, animal, and environmental health. To this purpose, this code requires a personal commitment.
SOT Members Shall:
Concerns regarding ethics violations should be communicated in writing to SOT Headquarters. All questions of ethical concerns will be referred to the Society's legal counsel for review and recommendation to Council. At the present time, Council can take action in response to objections only when those objections or comments are accompanied by specific references to findings of record as published by adjudicative bodies and when those findings cast serious doubt on prospective members' respect for and conformity to the standards of professional conduct commonly accepted by toxicologists. SOT mandates that all Councilors complete a conflict of interest disclosure form.
SOT is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. In seeking to do this, it is important that neither SOT nor its members be compromised by any significant conflict of interest (COI). In general, a COI arises when an organization or individual has a conflict between competing primary and secondary interests. The Society has a number of documents and forms regarding COI for its members, Council, scientific presentations, and journal: