APS Reaffirms Core Values
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The American Physiological Society (APS) represents scientists both in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to foster scientific research, education, and the open discussion and dissemination of information in the basic and applied physiological sciences. At this time of great change and many challenges at home and abroad, the APS reaffirms its commitment to the following core principles and values.

The APS is committed to open communication and the free exchange of ideas among scientists from all sectors of the workforce—industry, academia and government. Scientists have a professional duty to share the results of their work so that others may benefit from what they have learned and build upon it. This freedom is essential to the progress of science.

The APS is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce encompassing the best and brightest minds from around the world. Science as a global and collaborative endeavor is vital to the health, safety and economic prosperity of both the United States and the world at large. Scientists share the common goals of advancing knowledge and improving quality of life. If scientific progress is to continue, we must welcome scientists from all nations to engage in this bold endeavor.

APS actions:

The APS joins our colleagues from across the scientific community in expressing concerns about recent policies. The links below provide an overview of actions that the Society has taken. This section will be updated as new material becomes available.

How to take action:

The APS provides resources to help individuals contact their Members of Congress.