Ethical Guidelines

The guidelines will be discussed soon by the Scientific Board. In the meanwhile we publish the following statement about a priority issue:

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest may exist when a member (or his/her institution) has personal or economic relationships that may inappropriately influence his/her behaviour. This conflict may exist even if the subject believes that such relationships do not affect him/her. In these cases it is up to the Scientific Board to handle any conflicts of interest in the best possible way, by making use of a range of options going from the refusal to publish the work to a published statement included in the work, where the existence of a possible conflict of interest is highlighted.