Vision and Code of Ethics



The Toxicology Forum seeks to promote and encourage open dialogue among:

  • Government agencies;
  • Industry;
  • Academia;
  • Policymakers and public interest groups concerned with public health issues.

Such interactions will facilitate sound policy decisions that protect and promote public health and build a better understanding through dialogue.


Code of Ethics

In order to fulfill our Vision, each Member of the Toxicology Forum, and all participants in Toxicology Forum-related activities, must maintain high ethical standards, and embrace a personal commitment to:

  1. Honesty and integrity - we operate at the highest level of scientific standards, and provide equal opportunity and consideration to all individuals who participate in Toxicology Forum-related activities
  2. Independence – we approach our activities with an open mind and objectivity
  3. Transparency – we strive to communicate all sides, limitations and uncertainties associated with issues in which we engage, acknowledge openly who our funders are and strive to avoid situations that imply a conflict of interest
  4. Collaboration – we value collaboration as the preferred approach to problem formulation and resolution, and judge research based on its merit and not source of funding

Code of Conduct

The Toxicology Forum [The Forum] hosts some of the most respected meetings of toxicologists in the science community. The Forum is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. It is the stated policy of The Forum that all participants, attendees, staff, and stakeholders will conduct themselves in a professional manner that encourages scientific debate while maintaining a welcoming environment.