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Vision, Mission, and Code of Conduct and Ethics


To be the leading international toxicology organization that through broad-range, open dialogue builds understanding among

  • Government agencies;
  • Industry;
  • Academia;
  • Policymakers and;
  • Public interest groups

which results in science-based decision making that protects and promotes public health.


To be the foremost platform among influential stakeholders for deliberative dialogue which shapes decision-making and outcomes on critical issues in toxicology and its applications.

Code of Ethics

In order to fulfill our Vision, each Member of the Toxicology Forum, and all participants in Toxicology Forum-related activities, must maintain high ethical standards, and embrace a personal commitment to:

  1. Honesty and integrity - we operate at the highest level of scientific standards, and provide equal opportunity and consideration to all individuals who participate in Toxicology Forum-related activities
  2. Independence – we approach our activities with an open mind and objectivity
  3. Transparency – we strive to communicate all sides, limitations and uncertainties associated with issues in which we engage, acknowledge openly who our funders are and strive to avoid situations that imply a conflict of interest
  4. Collaboration – we value collaboration as the preferred approach to problem formulation and resolution, and judge research based on its merit and not source of funding

Code of Conduct

The Toxicology Forum [The Forum] hosts some of the most respected meetings of toxicologists in the science community. The Forum is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. It is the stated policy of The Forum that all participants, attendees, staff, and stakeholders will conduct themselves in a professional manner that encourages scientific debate while maintaining a welcoming environment.