SfN believes that progress in understanding the brain and the nervous system benefits human welfare. This progress depends on the honest and ethical pursuit of scientific research and the truthful representation of findings. The entire scientific endeavor is put at risk by misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, unethical treatment of animals or human subjects, sexual and gender harassment, and other harassing or harmful behaviors that are contrary to a healthy scientific enterprise.
Guidelines and Policies
SfN’s policies on ethics and scientific conduct provide valuable guidance for ethical behavior by neuroscientists.
Following discussions at the fall 2018 meeting, SfN’s Council approved a set of changes and enhancements to SfN’s Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct.
In these guidelines, the Society for Neuroscience affirms that the success of the entire scientific endeavor is jeopardized by misconduct.