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The Core Values of the International Glaciological Society

The IGS has drawn up a document detailing the ‘CORE VALUES’ and the ‘SCIENTIFIC CODE OF CONDUCT’ of the Society. Members of the Society are expected to abide by these. IGS officers and committees will take these values into account when considering all IGS matters such as nominations to Council and the eligibility of IGS awards.

The affairs of the International Glaciological Society are managed by an elected Council, assisted by committees, dealing with Awards, Nominations and Publications.

Our core values

The International Glaciological Society and its members are committed to:

  • diversity and respect for the individual, regardless of, for example, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or age;
  • integrity by being open, responsible, transparent, accountable, honest, ethical and genuine;
  • maintenance of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment at IGS forums and business for all participants;
  • excellence, innovation and improvement;
  • the encouragement of teamwork and collaboration; minimization of negative impacts on the environment.

Our scientific code of conduct

The International Glaciological Society and its members are committed to:

  • respecting and promoting the Society’s core values;
  • excellence in ice and snow related research and its publication and communication, which is free of undisclosed conflicts of interest, plagiarism, fabrication or falsification;
  • a peer publication review process that is fair, unbiased and aimed at improving and enhancing the research and resulting publication.
  • striving to ensure that glaciological research and underlying data are freely available, through forms of open access publication and use of accessible data depositories