Our Commitment

Biophysical Society (BPS) is committed to providing an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. BPS is an organization with strong values of integrity and inclusion where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. All BPS meetings and BPS-sponsored activities promote an environment that is free of inappropriate behavior and harassment by or toward all attendees and participants of Society events.

We want you to feel comfortable in letting us know when you believe violations of our Code of Conduct Anti-Harassment Policy have occurred. The BPS Council has established this policy to ensure our values are upheld. BPS has contracted with NAVEX Global to provide a complaint reporting and handling solution called EthicsPoint.

EthicsPoint is a web and phone reporting system that facilitates handling and response on a 24/7 basis throughout the year. Reports are handled by an expert trained to receive reports from individuals in delicate or stressful situations. Those reports will be documented and passed on immediately for confidential processing.

We strongly encourage BPS attendees to report violations of our Code of Conduct Anti-Harassment Policy using this system. Having a record of incidents will help the Society maintain a climate that is welcoming for all. To the best extent possible, we will preserve anonymity consistent with the rights of all involved. Please note, if a complaint is filed anonymously, BPS may be severely limited in our ability to follow up on the allegation.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.