American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)

The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The Association’s goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

1-866-425-1385 (toll free)
1200 Allanson Road | Mundelein, IL 60060-3808

Code of Ethics: Ethics Statement

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. Founded in 1947 as a part of the National Academy of Sciences, AIBS became an independent, member-governed organization in the 1950s. Today, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and a staff of approximately 50, AIBS is sustained by a robust membership of some 5,000 biologists and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations; the combined individual membership of the latter exceeds 250,000. AIBS advances its mission through coalition activities in research, education, and public policy; publishing the peer-reviewed journal BioScience and the education website; providing scientific peer review and advisory services to government agencies and other clients; convening meetings; and managing scientific programs.


AIBS has three offices all located in the Washington, DC area:

Public Policy Office
1444 I St., NW, Ste. 200 | Washington, DC 20005 | Phone +1.202.628.1500 | Fax +1.202.628.1509

1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200 | Reston, VA 20191 | Phone +1.703.674.2500 | Fax +1.703.674.2509 | Membership +1.800.992.2427

The Headquarters office houses our executive, education, research, and publishing operations, including BioScience magazine. Our Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Services (SPARS) conducts contract peer-review services of scientific programs and co-houses AIBS IT operations.

The Business Office
1313 Dolley Madison Boulevard, Suite 402 | McLean, VA 22101 | Phone +1.703.790.1745 | Fax +1.703.790.2672

Code of Ethics: American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Ethics Statement

Revised 22 March 2002.

American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA is a nationwide network of doctors that works on professional and public health issues. AMA has developed Guidelines to Prevent Malevolent Use of Biomedical Research.


Phone: (800) 621-8335

Address: 515 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60654

Code of Ethics: Guidelines to Prevent Malevolent Use of Biomedical Research

©2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Issued December 2004 based on the report “Guidelines to Prevent Malevolent Use of Biomedical Research,” adopted June 2004.

American Society of Microbiology (ASM)

The American Society of Microbiology is the world’s largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The Society’s mission is to advance microbiological sciences through the pursuit of scientific knowledge and dissemination of the results of fundamental and applied research. ASM will: support programs of education, training and public information; publish journals and books; convene meetings, workshops and colloquia; promote the contributions and promise of the microbiological sciences; recognize achievement and distinction among its practitioners; [and,] set standards of ethical and professional behavior.

(202) 737-3600
1752 N Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-2904 USA

Code of Ethics: ASM Code of Ethics & Policy Guidelines

Code of Ethics (Revised and approved by Council 2000) Policy Guidelines of the ASM Publications Board on the Handling of Manuscripts Dealing with Microbiologically Sensitive Issues (Last updated 20 February 2004) American Society For Microbiology © 2010

Arms Control Association

“The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today (ACT), ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues…The Association’s staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad.”

(202) 463-8270
1150 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 620, Washington, D.C. 20036-2904 USA