A Core Value of MRS is being broadly inclusive and egalitarian. MRS members and event participants are expected to foster an inclusive, cooperative environment where all are welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged and all perspectives are appreciated. Every member and event participant is expected to act in a professional, responsible and courteous manner while engaged in MRS events and activities. Unprofessional behavior, including disparaging comments and unwelcome conduct related to sex, race, color, gender, age, disability, orientation or religion, will not be tolerated. If any member or event participant engages in unprofessional behavior, MRS leadership may take any action it deems appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from current and future MRS activities.
Promoting technical excellence is another Core Value of MRS. MRS authors and co-authors are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards with regard to abstract submissions, presentations and publication. It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure the integrity of reported results, compliance to sponsoring organization policies, and the acknowledgment of contributors, funding organizations and institutions where the research was conducted.
MRS’ intent is to foster the respectful behavior embodied in the Code of Conduct. MRS staff will be happy to help event participants contact venue authorities and otherwise assist with Code of Conduct concerns.