Membership Statement

Any person with a professional interest in exposure science and environmental research shall be eligible for membership. Any person may apply by submitting an application and the annual membership fee to the Association Management Firm (AMF), or in the absence of an AMF, to the Treasurer of the Society. Membership shall become active on the day the annual membership fee is received by the AMF (or the Treasurer). Membership is for 12 months minus one day. Any member may request, from the AMF or the Board of Directors, the policies and procedures governing membership status.

 

Membership Categories

  1.  Regular – Regular members are defined as persons with a professional interest in exposure science or environmental research. All members are considered regular members unless they otherwise qualify for, and choose, a different category.    Current dues: $165 (as of January 2019)
  2.  Student (Graduate/Undergraduate)/Post-Docs – Students are defined as persons enrolled in a full-time or part-time degree seeking program at an accredited college or university. Post-docs are defined as participating in a full-time post-doctoral fellowship program. Both students and post-docs must submit documentation annually that shows they are actively enrolled in a degree seeking or post-doc program. a. Current dues: $70
  3. Developing Country – Developing country members are defined as persons from a subset of countries throughout the world under the designation set by the WHO Guidelines. Current dues: $70
  4. Emeritus – Emeritus members are interested persons who would otherwise be regular members, but who have retired from an active career. Current dues: $50
  5.  Institutional – Under consideration. All Membership Categories include electronic access to the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, except for Emeritus members.

Code Of Conduct

ISES Members shall:

● Seek to advance the field of exposure science while striving for the highest standards of scientific integrity, including sharing ideas and information, keeping accurate and complete records, and giving due credit to the contributions of others. Undisclosed conflicts of interest and scientific misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, are incompatible with this Code of Conduct.

● Treat others with respect and not engage in discrimination, harassment, bullying, dishonesty, fraud, misrepresentation, coercive manipulation, censorship, or other misconduct. Such actions apply to all professional, research, and learning environments regardless of whether or not the action alters the content, veracity, or meaning of research findings and regardless of whether or not the action affects the planning, conduct, reporting, or application of science.

● Take responsibility to act or intercede where possible to prevent misconduct, including reporting suspected research misconduct, as well as any discrimination, harassment, bullying, dishonesty, fraud, misrepresentation, coercive manipulation, or censorship.

● Be mindful of Implicit Bias and Unconscious Bias and strive to avoid all bias based on race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, educational background, or other personal attributes.

● Strive for continual professional growth both personally and more broadly in the tutelage of others as a trust conferred by membership in the Society. Professionals have a responsibility to understand the limitations of their knowledge, remain current with developments in their field, and learn with and encourage others.

 

By joining ISES, all individuals agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and the anti-harassment policy. The anti-harassment policy is located on the ISES website: https://intlexposurescience.org/about-us/policies. Sanctions may be imposed if an ISES member does not maintain their responsibilities. Sanctions potentially include cancellation, non-renewal, or suspension of membership and/or private reprimand. Issuance is at the discretion of the Executive Committee or other hearing body and considers such things as the seriousness of the offense and any history of repeated offenses.

 

 

Application for Membership

Individuals interested in applying to become an ISES member must submit an electronic application to the AMF (info@intlexposurescience.org). The appropriate dues need to be submitted along with the completed membership application form.

Membership Renewal Process

ISES members are eligible to renew their membership up to 60 days before their expiration date.

Members will receive a total of 12 notifications to inform them of the following:

  1.  Their membership will be expiring, and they are eligible for renewal;
  2.  They are officially in a grace period (60 days grace period); and
  3.  Their membership has officially lapsed.

Members have the ability to renew manually each year or elect for auto-renewal at the time of application submission or renewal.