Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) Code of Ethics
The LTEN Code
of Ethics has been developed to ensure that all professionals associated with
the Society strive to uphold a working environment that promotes exceptional
standards of honesty, respect, integrity, discretion and sound judgment.
Code is relevant to activities directly associated with LTEN, we expect that any
member of the LTEN community also will maintain an ethical responsibility to
employers, colleagues, clients and others within their professional realm. It is our mutual responsibility to foster the
integrity and competence of the life science training industry.
society, we endeavor to adhere to the following code of ethics. LTEN Board of
Directors, staff, and members will:
Exhibit Professional Integrity
- Safeguard membership information
and understand that it is proprietary and accessible for the sole and exclusive
use of members for LTEN-related purposes.
contact information is not intended
for commercial use, including direct solicitation or mass marketing purposes,
and under no circumstances should the information be printed or
- Abide by the highest standards of
truth and accuracy, and never intentionally use false or misleading information
or misrepresent the efforts and contributions of others.
- Treat others equitably and
respectfully without regard to race, religion, age, gender, national origin or
ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a
qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
Conduct Operational Excellence
- Handle organizational and operational duties
with astute leadership exemplified by open communication and transparency.
- Promote working relationships among board
officers, staff, members, and other stakeholders based on mutual respect and
to avoid conflicts of interest and openly disclose any such conflicts.
- Comply with all copyright laws as well as laws
governing individual positions.
Represent LTEN Fairly
- Exemplify the values of LTEN with positive, honest
judgment in any negotiations, contracts, or agreements, avoiding any practice
that has the intention of damaging the reputation of the Society or its
- Approach any organizational activity with courtesy
and responsiveness in carrying out the organization’s mission.
- Recognize that the primary purpose of the LTEN
community is to serve the best interests of the membership.
- Uphold the spirit of this Code and encourage by
example all others within the Society to do the same.
Membership Contingent on Compliance with Code
- The bylaws of the Society, Article VII,
Section 4, specifies that membership in the Society is contingent on compliance
with the Code of Ethics. If a member is deemed to be non-compliant with the
Code of Ethics, the Board of Directors will review the case and may vote to
terminate an individual’s membership.
Adopted by the LTEN Board of Directors on
November 17, 2011.