The Society for Economic Botany
Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.
Guidelines of Professional Ethics
SEB CODE OF ETHICS (Updated June 16,2015)
The Society for Economic Botany (SEB) has formally adopted the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) Code of Ethics. It was voted on and adopted July 2, 2013 at the business meeting of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany in Plymouth, England following a newsletter appeal, a conference workshop, presentations and discussions. The ISE, including some SEB members, have been working on this code for over 15 years. The code focuses on relationship building and includes free, prior informed consent and benefit sharing. It was recognized that this is an ongoing process with potential for continual revision. This Code of Ethics applies to all members of SEB in all professional activities regardless of the country of origin of the member or research location.
SEB/ISE CODE OF ETHICS LINK
Please cite as follows:
HISTORICAL USE OF ETHICS BY SEB
The Nagoya Protocol and its Access and Benefit Sharing Clearing House: https://absch.cbd.int/
An informative group on access and benefit sharing: http://www.abs-initiative.info/about-us/
Perspectives on biopiracy, farmer’s rights and treaties: http://www.planttreaty.org/content/farmers-rights-submissions
ISE Toolkit is a work in progress, however access their library resources via this link: http://ethicstoolkit.net/bibliography/
AAA ethics resources: http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/ethics/Ethics-Resources.cfm
The Northeast Ethics Education Partnership (NEEP) at Brown University includes training materials: http://www.brown.edu/research/research-ethics/northeast-ethics-education-partnership/training-materials/training-materials
Agreement format examples: CINE/WHO, 2003.
Kew and the Nagoya protocol statement: http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/research-data/science-directory/projects/developing-agreements-international
Books that include agreement formats and informed consent: Anderson et. al., 2011. Ethnobiology. Alexiades, 1996. Selected Guidelines for Ethnobotanical Research: A Field Manual.
SUBMIT A COMMENT ON THE CODE OF ETHICS
CONTACT THE ETHICS COMMITTEE