Each ethical canon in this document is presented in the following manner:
A broad classification used to organize the canons in this document. The categories (personal/professional integrity, data quality, and security) can be thought of as the overarching drivers of ethical behavior. These categories are used to organize the document’s content, and there is overlap across categories.
The core ethical principle being presented and discussed.
An explanation of the canon that provides context for understanding the ethical principles being addressed.
A bulleted list of activities and tasks that would contribute to achieving the ethical principles represented by the canon. The lists of recommended practices are illustrative rather than exhaustive, and they are intended to represent some of the most fundamental activities that can be undertaken to advance a canon.