Electrical and Computer Engineering

Approved IEEE Code of Ethics

The IEEE Board of Directors at its meeting of 25 November 2013 approved a revision to the IEEE Code of Ethics. This action was taken pursuant to a set of resolutions it approved at its meeting of 1 July 2013 in accordance with Section 7.8 of the IEEE Policies.

The following is the approved IEEE Code of Ethics:

"We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:
  • to accept responsibility in making 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 avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
  • to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
  • to reject bribery in all its forms;
  • to improve the understanding of technology; its appropriate application, and potential consequences;
  • to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
  • to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
  • to treat fairly all persons and to not engage in acts of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  • to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
  • to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics."
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