M&M Code of Conduct
A core value of both MSA and MAS is being broadly inclusive and egalitarian. MSA ad MAS 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. All M&M participants — including, but not limited to, society members, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, ESA staff, members of the media, vendors, and service providers (hereinafter "participants") — are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct. Participants are expected to act in a professional, responsible, and courteous manner while engaged in M&M events and activities. Unprofessional behavior, including disparaging comments and unwelcome conduct related to sex, race, national origin, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion, will not be tolerated. Consistent with its vision to connect individuals from diverse professional, cultural and educational backgrounds, participants should exercise sensitivity and respect in dealing with colleagues, and a recognition that what may be acceptable for one group of people or within a given culture may not hold true for another. If any member or event participant engages in unprofessional behavior, MSA and MAS leadership may take appropriate actions, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from current and future MSA and MAS activities.
Promoting technical excellence is another core value of MSA and MAS. M&M authors and co-authors are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards with regard to proceedings 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.
MSA and MAS's intent is to foster the respectful behavior embodied in the Code of Conduct. MSA staff will be happy to help event participants contact venue authorities and otherwise assist with Code of Conduct concerns.