DECLARATION ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR STATISTICIANS
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) announces the launch of the new ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics for statisticians on World Statistics Day.
On 20th October 2010, the first World Statistics Day is celebrated. National and international statistical organisations have organised events and activities on this special day.
The ISI presents the 2010 Declaration which contains a coherent set of Shared Values and Principles to be used by statisticians working in diverse organisations around the world. The ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics and the translations can be found on the ISI website: www.isi-web.org/about/ethics-intro
The new ISI Declaration is the successor to the 1985 Declaration. The new Declaration reflects the evolvement of the statistical profession over the past 25 years. The Declaration addresses newly emerged situations brought about by easy access to data via the Internet. The Ethical Principles, such as pursuing objectivity, considering conflicting interests, guarding privileged information, now appear as a short list. A newly added section describes the ISI’s Shared Professional Values of respect, professionalism, truthfulness and integrity, which supports the Ethical Principles.
The ISI encourages the use of the Declaration to help statisticians making ethically valid judgments and decisions. The 2010 Declaration will be made available in various languages on the ISI website.
The 2010 Declaration is presented on World Statistics Day 20-10-2010 during the IAOS (International Association of Official Statistics) Conference in Santiago de Chile.
For more information, please visit the ISI website: www.isi-web.org