ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics
Declaration and Supporting Documents
The ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics was published on World Statistics Day on 20 October 2010. The 2010 Declaration succeeded the first ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics from 1985.
The Declaration on Professional Ethics consists of a statement of ‘Shared Professional Values’ and a set of ‘Ethical Principles’ that derive from these values.
The aim of the Declaration is to enable the statistician’s individual ethical judgments and decisions to be informed by shared values and experience, rather than by rigid rules imposed by the profession.
The Declaration seeks to document widely held principles of the statistical profession and to identify the factors that obstruct their implementation. It offers a framework within which the conscientious statistician should be able to work comfortably.