Governance

INFORMS Board of Directors

2017 INFORMS Board of Directors

The INFORMS Board of Directors is comprised of leading minds in both the academic and industry sectors of O.R. and Analytics.

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INFORMS Ethics Guidelines

INFORMS Ethics Guidelines

Ethical conduct is an important consideration for experts in all fields. The following Guidelines were developed to further the Institute’s purpose to promote high professional standards and integrity (Constitution, Article 1.2.v). The Guidelines are available to all members to encourage pursuit of the highest level of ethical practice.

Members of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) advance the science and practice of quantitative decision-making via operations research and analytics. We recognize a responsibility to uphold high ethical standards on behalf of society, our organizations, and the profession. The following ethical guidelines are intended to be aspirational, something INFORMS members should attempt to follow throughout their career. 

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

INFORMS values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the membership and profession it represents. To achieve this goal, INFORMS is committed to providing an environment that encourages and supports equal opportunity, free expression, freedom from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, full participation in all activities and leadership, and collaboration among people of different backgrounds.

DIVERSITY

The quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical and mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; social-economic status; work and behavior styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture and more. Diversity can be broadly understood to encompass externally-identifiable individual measures that are often viewed or treated as markers of difference, as well as internal individual measures that may reflect personal understandings of the world, often referred to as cognitive diversity.  

INCLUSION

A strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. A diverse environment does not imply an inclusive environment. Inclusivity fosters diversity and makes diversity sustainable. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel safe, supported, listened to, valued and able to do their personal best.