Ethical Standards, Item 2: Competence

IVSA Code of Research Ethics and Guidelines | Published: December 2009

2. Competence

IVSA supports the professional disciplines and guidance that provide for the boundaries of competence, while fostering in a modern multi-disciplinary environment the growth and development of competencies across those boundaries. The expansion of training, professional growth and development is fostered by IVSA, and it is the individual responsibility of members to practice in new areas or involving new techniques when they have taken reasonable steps to ensure the competence of their work in these areas. Professionals who engage in visual research and practice maintain awareness of information in their fields of activity and undertake continuing efforts to maintain competence in the skills they have, with support for expanding knowledge and skills.