GIJ Code of Ethics

Since we are the members of the global research community and are directly or indirectly responsible for improvisation in technology thus affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, we researchers do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:

To accept responsibility in making research related decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment.
 To be Honest and Fair.
 To strive for technical excellence in the IT profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills. We acknowledge that there are many free resources available on the Internet and affordable books and that the lack of our employer’s training budget is not an excuse nor limits our ability to stay current in IT.
 Not to steal property, time or resources.
 To reject bribery or kickbacks and will report such illegal activity.
 To report on the illegal activities of ourself and others without respect to the punishments involved. Not to tolerate those who lie, steal, or cheat as a means of success in IT.
 To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
 When possible to demonstrate our performance capability with our skills via projects, leadership, and/or accredited educational programs and will encourage others to do so as well.
 To be honest in stating claims or estimates based on available data.
 Not to hesitate to seek assistance or guidance when faced with a task beyond our abilities or experience.
 To embrace other professionals’ advice and learn from their experiences and mistakes.
 To treat this as an opportunity to learn new techniques and approaches. When the situation arises that our assistance is called upon
 To respond willingly to share our knowledge with others.
 To reject bribery and professional misconduct in all its forms.
 To strive to convey any knowledge (specialist or otherwise) that we have gained to others so everyone gains the benefit of each other’s knowledge.
 To improve the understanding of technology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences.
 To teach the willing and empower others with Industry Best Practices (IBP).
 To strive to be perceived as and be an honest and trustworthy employee.
 To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others.
 Not to advance private interests at the expense of end users, colleagues, or our employer.
 To treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin.
 Not to abuse our power and to use our technical knowledge, user rights, and permissions only to fulfill our responsibilities to our employer.
 To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
 Admit mistakes and correct them promptly
 To avoid and be alert to any circumstances or actions that might lead to conflicts of interest or the perception of conflicts of interest. If such circumstance occurs, to notify the research community.
 Not to injure others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action.
 Not to use availability and access to information for personal gains through corporate espionage.
 To distinguish between advocacy and Science and not to present analysis and opinion as fact.
 To feel obligated to report all system vulnerabilities that might result in significant damage.
 To respect intellectual property and will be careful to give credit for other’s work.
 Never to steal or misuse copyrighted, patented material, trade secrets or any other intangible asset.
 To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.