STFC has a rigorous ethics policy (see below) directed and enforced by the Ethics committee which reports directly to STFC’s Executive Board of Directors.
The policy is to provide a framework for STFC staff to use when assessing the many and sometimes significant decisions they have to make. This policy supports the consideration of ethical issues as a valid and necessary part of those decisions. The policy also highlights to those individuals and organisations which STFC interacts with that ethical considerations form part of STFC’s decision-making processes and is intended to engender confidence in what STFC does and how it does it.
For STFC, ethics means the moral framework under which we operate. It includes acting in a responsible and respectful way within the organisation and making decisions that demonstrate that the interests of the public, partners, our staff, the environment and society have been considered and are of importance to the work carried out by STFC.
An Ethics Committee has been set up to support the application of this policy. Terms of Reference are available see below. Membership of the Committee will be posted in due course.