Code of Ethics

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary society of clinicians, technologists, scientists, researchers, and healthcare providers from around the world who have a professional interest in the quality assessment of skeletal health. The ISCD is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

As a nonprofit society, we are funded for the public good and must comply with applicable laws (local, state and federal). Fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability serve as our guiding principles.

This ISCD Code of Ethics, approved by the ISCD Board in November 2007, identifies general principles and guidelines for ethical issues regarding relations within the ISCD, with its members, with the scientific community, the general public, and with sponsors.

The ISCD Code of Ethics covers the following topics:

I. Guiding Principles for Excellence: Mission and Core Values
A. Mission
B. Core Values
II. Responsibilities of ISCD as an Organization
A. Leadership (Board of Directors)
B. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
C. Financial and Legal Issues
D. Openness
E. Privacy
F. Fundraising: Contributions, Gifts, and Industry Relationships
G. Meeting Standards of Scientific Integrity
H. Public Policy
III. Responsibilities of ISCD Members
A. Responsibility to the ISCD
B. Responsibility to Colleagues and Community
C. Responsibility in Clinical Practice
D. Responsibility in Scientific Education
E. Responsibility in Education
F. Sanctions
IV. Changes to the Code of Ethics
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