This code of ethics is derived from a combination of the DIYbio Code of Ethics authored by the North American the European Congress in 2011.

SAFETY
Adopt safe practices.

PEACEFUL PURPOSES
Biotechnology must only be used for peaceful purposes.

RESPECT
Respect humans and all living systems.

RESPONSIBILTY
Recognize the complexity and dynamics of living systems and our responsibility towards them.

COMMUNITY
Carefully listen to any concerns and questions and respond honestly.

MODESTY
Know you don’t know everything.

TRANSPARENCY
Emphasize transparency, and the public sharing of ideas, knowledge and data.

OPEN ACCESS
Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.

TINKERING
Tinkering with biology leads to insight; insight leads to innovation.

ACCOUNTIBILITY
Remain accountable for your actions and for upholding this code.