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Code of Ethics

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Code of Ethics
May 2009

The Code of Ethics of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) applies to the ASGCT Board of Directors and Advisory Council and is enforceable solely by ASGCT.

Rationale: Principles and practices of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Board of Directors and Advisory Council to provide guidance and direction for effective governance.

Code: Members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities on the Board and Advisory Council of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, and exercise the powers invested in them for the benefit of the Society and its members. Board and Advisory Council members pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:

Accountability

Professional Excellence - Integrity

Equal Opportunity - Diversity - Inclusivity

Confidential Information

Collaboration and Cooperation

  1. Faithfully abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws and policies of the organization.
  2. Exercise reasonable care, good faith and due diligence in governing and managing affairs. (Principles of Duty of Care, Loyalty and Obedience.)
  3. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived or actual conflict of interest.
  4. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information of fact that would have significance in board decision-making.
  5. Remain accountable for prudent fiscal management to association members, the board, and nonprofit sector, and where applicable, to government and funding bodies.
  6. Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in all matters and activities relevant to the Board, Advisory Council and the society.
  7. Ensure the right of all members to access benefits and services without discrimination on the basis of culture, ethnicity, geography, political, religious, or socio-economic aspects.
  8. Ensure the right of all members to access benefits and services without discrimination on the basis of the organization's volunteer or staff make-up in respect to gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, age, political affiliation or disability, in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  9. Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information known to Board and/or Advisory Council service and used for the purposes of governance and management.
  10. Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the organization board, committees and membership, and formally register dissent as appropriate.
  11. Promote collaboration, cooperation, and partnership among association