Ethics and Professional Conduct
The Irish Mathematical Society aims to further mathematics and mathematical research in Ireland. As such, we expect that our mathematical activities should be conducted in a professional and ethical way. This should extend to all aspects of our mathematical activities, including education, assessment of education, conduct of research, assessment of research, treatment of our peers and colleagues, applications of our mathematics and general social responsibilities.
The Bulletin of the Society has a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Detailed guidelines for mathematicians have been drawn up by the European Mathematical Society and The American Mathematical Society, including
- Ethical Guidelines of the American Mathematical Society,
- American Mathematical Society Code of Conduct,
- European Mathematical Society Code of Practice.
For a source of discussion material around ethics and mathematics, potential starting points include
- "Mathematics and Ethics", Reuben Hersh, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1990,
- "Ethics of mathematics", James Franklin, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1991,
- The Cambridge University Ethics in Mathematics Project,
- Wikipedia Ethics in Mathematics page.