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The Global Chemists' Code of Ethics


Global Chemists' Code of Ethics - Kuala Lumpur workshop group photo, April 2016
Global Chemists' Code of Ethics - Kuala Lumpur workshop group photo, April 2016

About the GCCE

In April 2016, ACS International Activities gathered 30 scientists from 18 countries for a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to collaboratively draft an actionable Global Chemists’ stakeholders Code of Ethics (GCCE), guided by The Hague Ethical Guidelines and the Code of Conduct Toolkit. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants as well as other stakeholders were invited to adopt the code and share it with scientists in their organizations, professional societies and communities upon their return home. By working together, scientists and their institutions can define, detect and discourage misconduct in their field and deter questionable research practices. Additionally, the code encourages the global chemistry enterprise to adopt internationally recognized practices for chemical safety and security as well as compliance with national arms control and nonproliferation commitments.

This effort was coordinated with assistance and support from the U.S. Department of State's Chemical Security Program (CSP) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

GCCE E-Learning Module

PNNL has constructed a free, online e-learning module with components of the GCCE.

The Global Chemists Code of Ethics e-Learning Module