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Code of Conduct

Doing Things The Right Way

The Decision Sciences Institute has established a Code of Conduct that reflects our intention to do things the right way, independent of personal or parochial interests.

We are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical values and conduct. The DSI Code of Conduct communicates our values, is a framework for ethical decision making, and provides a guide for ethical conduct for all of our members and stakeholders. 

The DSI Code of Conduct applies to all DSI members irrespective of their membership type, the role they fulfill, or the country in which they live or work; to employees and suppliers of DSI; and to participants in all DSI-branded conferences, programs, and activities. DSI’s Code of Conduct reflects our shared values but is not intended as a comprehensive guide to ethical behavior.

Member Conduct Principles


Act and communicate in an honest and truthful manner in all situations, and honor commitments and promises.


Treat all individuals with respect and dignity. Refrain from disparaging individuals or groups. Embrace diversity and create an inclusive environment.

Fairness and Justice

Ensure that opportunities are equally available to all individuals without bias or discrimination. Avoid conflicts of interest and do not use positions for personal gain.


Conduct activities professionally and competently. Take responsibility for your decisions and actions.

Protect Privacy

Protect personal and confidential information. Use information only for its intended purpose.

Decision Sciences Institute Professional Conduct at Conferences

DSI encourages all participants to fully enjoy our conferences! While all participants of DSI-branded conferences are required to abide by the DSI Code of Conduct, DSI also requests conference participants abide by the following:

1. Session participants should be courteous to each other.
2. Session chairs should be prepared for assigned sessions, show up on time, provide clear guidelines on how sessions are to proceed, report no-shows, and complete any other assigned tasks from the Conference Chair.
3. Presenters should be well prepared to present professionally; be punctual and remain for other presentations in the same session, whenever feasible; and respect and follow the session schedule given by the session chair.
4. If unable to present, presenters must notify session chair prior to the session.
5. Interviewers and interviewees must be registered for the conference.
6. Only those with a conference or guest badge will be admitted into any conference activities; this rule applies to children as well.
7. Participants are not to engage in:
a. Any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics.
b. Harassment or disruptive behavior of any kind.
c. Enabling or encouragement of any behavior that is prohibited.
d. Photographing, videotaping, and/or audiotaping of any presentations unless permission is expressly given by the presenter(s).
e. Conducting or participating in Interviews in non-public spaces (e.g., hotel rooms).