Procedure for Filing a Report
Any individual may file a misconduct report against a member, or a non-member engaged in an IEEE activity.
The IEEE Ethics Reporting Line is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day by phone or web to provide a safe and effective means to raise a concern. IEEE has selected an independent third party to manage the process and the information you provide will be sent to IEEE on an entirely confidential (and, if you choose, anonymous) basis.
To file a report, you may use either of the following two methods:
Only those complaints reported within: (i) Five (5) years of the date of alleged act of misconduct; or (ii) five (5) years from when discovery of the alleged misconduct is first made in circumstances where such discovery could not have reasonably been made sooner through no fault of the complainant, whichever is later, shall be considered by the Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (EMCC) process, as defined in IEEE Policy 7.10.
It is the policy of IEEE not to take any retaliatory action against any director, officer, manager, employee, member (in any capacity), or non-member participating in an IEEE activity for raising a good faith compliance or ethics concern, for making a good faith report of a possible violation of IEEE Bylaws, Policies, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, or applicable or assisting or cooperating in an investigation of a possible violation.
Frequently asked questions
Employee related disputes, standards development disputes, disputes related to conferences, society-society disputes, scholarly publication misconduct, and inappropriate financial activities should be reported through the IEEE Ethics Reporting Line.
Scholarly Publication Misconduct
Information relative to handling of allegations of scholarly publication misconduct is available in Section 8 of the IEEE Publication Services & Products Board (PSPB) Operations Manual.
Standards Development Disputes
Information relative to handling of disputes with respect to IEEE Standards Development is available in Section 6 of the IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual.
Conferences Disputes and/or Misconduct
Information relative to handling of conference disputes can be found in IEEE Policy Section 10.1.3. Real-time behavioral misconduct should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information relative to handling of Society-Society disputes can be found in Section 2 of the IEEE Technical Activities Board Operations Manual.