Preamble. The North American Dipterists Society exists to advance the scientific study, understanding and appreciation of the insect order Diptera, to foster scientific cooperation and collaboration among dipterists, and to promote the dissemination and communication of scientific and popular knowledge concerning dipterology. In aiming to bring together individuals with a common interest in the science and appreciation of true flies, an ethical foundation is paramount to achieving the unity envisioned for being a member of the dipterological community, regardless of membership with this or that particular society.
Although certainly applicable across dipterology and beyond, even to the point of common sense, within this Society there are ethical standards of conduct which represent the general expectations for all persons in their associations with the Society. The scope of our Ethics Statement covers only activities held specifically under the auspices of the Society, although we would hope such ethics would be on display at all times. We fully agree with and endorse the Ethics Statement of the Entomological Society of America, but we reiterate or expand here for our Society:
Epilogue. We are very pleased to have each and every one of you as a member, in all of your diverse and varied backgrounds, and you should always participate in the activities of the Society with integrity, good conduct and an ethical framework as a dipterist.
Please contact us with any concerns or to report potential breeches of conduct within the scope of the Society's Ethics Statement. More immediate reports can be made directly to a Society Director or Officer on-site of any Society function. Unacceptable behavior from or towards any participant in Society activities will not be tolerated. Any such reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible and will be investigated thoroughly by the Board of Directors and Officers, who will determine the appropriate course of action and outcome.