Updated GSA Statement about AGU Poster [21 Dec. 2018]
To be clear, GSA neither approved, nor condoned, the abstract submission, or
presentation of, poster ED13D-0774 (How Ethical Violations Undermine the Integrity of Science: Analysis
of a Prominent Case from the Geosciences) at the AGU Fall Meeting. Dr. Sadredin (Dean) Moosavi is
no longer employed by GSA. The Executive Committee of
the GSA Council has asked its Ethics & Compliance Officer to look into this matter further. Please
see the statement
issued by GSA associated society, the American Geophysical Union.
GSA Statement about AGU Poster [14 Dec. 2018]
The Geological Society of America (GSA) has become aware that one of our employees presented their personal
views on ethics and inclusivity at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, calling some to question
whether they were acting on GSA's behalf. Statements made by the employee do not reflect the views of GSA,
our members, volunteers, or staff. GSA regrets the confusion this may have caused, and takes this matter
seriously. We are currently conducting an internal review to understand the facts so we can take
appropriate corrective action.
On Monday, 10 December, prior to learning of this incident, GSA sent an update to all of its members titled
“GSA Ethics Update: Promoting a Culture of Integrity.” In this email we affirmed our
commitment to ethical and professional conduct” and outlined our efforts to “ensure that all of our members
feel welcome and supported in living up to their potential as scientists and furthering their careers.” GSA
continues to strive to make the Society, our events, and our programs as inclusive as possible.