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Core Technologies for Life Sciences Code of Conduct

Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) is a voluntary non-profit association that upholds a self-imposed obligation to professionalism and commitment. This status relies on generally accepted standards of behavior and communication, sharing of knowledge and experience, and integrity by all
CTLS members.

The CTLS Code of Conduct is designed to inspire and guide the ethical conduct of all our members and also serves as a basis for remediation when violations occur. The Code includes principles formulated as statements of responsibility, based on the understanding that the public good is always the primary

  • CTLS values and encourages diversity of opinion and representation, and explicitly denounces and will fight all forms of prejudice including those based upon nationality, political views, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender.
  • CLTS is by definition politically unaligned. The events and activities developed, hosted, and supported by CTLS do not promote any specific political positions, and it is expressly forbidden to flaunt politically relevant signs or symbols on any CTLS documentation, content, meetings, or activities, electronic or in person.
  • CTLS will not permit individuals to proselytize or in any way flaunt religious symbols or signs in an unnecessarily obvious way or in any way that could be offensive to the morals of others.
  • CTLS pays particular attention to avoiding any conflict of interest, and in the development of the activities of general interest of the association always outweighs the interest of individual members, who are required to report any form of conflict of interest may arise in the conduct of the activities of the association.
  • Members may use the CTLS logo exclusively for purposes related to the mission of the association, and the use of the CTLS logo must be always authorized in advance by the CTLS President in accordance with the Board of Directors.
  • Any form of harassment, bullying, threatening, inconsiderate behavior, or insensitive actions or speech are expressly forbidden by any individual participating in any events and activities developed, hosted, and supported by CTLS including electronic communication, video- conferencing, and in person meetings or activities.
  • The association recognizes as fundamental values those established by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union adopted on December 12, 2007 in Strasbourg by European Parliament, Council and Commission.
  • If any individual experiences or witnesses behaviors contrary to the above, they are asked to report the incident(s) to the CTLS Board of Directors ( All communications regarding potential violations of CTLS Code of Conduct will be handled confidentially.