The Seismology Society of America (SSA) expects SSA members and awardees to embody high standards of scientific integrity, personal accountability and ethics in their professional activities as set forth in SSA’s Professional Ethics Policy (the Ethics Policy). In the rare case where a member or awardee no longer meets this expectation, SSA will in its sole discretion consider revoking the individual’s status as a member or rescinding any awards that have been granted in cases of proven scientific misconduct, serious breaches of professional ethics or when the member or awardees in the view of SSA otherwise no longer merits the status of membership or the privileges of being an awardee.

Please read SSA’s Membership & Awards Revocation Procedures for the requirements necessary to submit a revocation request. Only SSA members may submit a request.

Please complete all fields and submit via email to SSA’s Executive Director, Nan Broadbent at Direct any questions to the Executive Director via email.

Individual Making this Request

Person Reported to Have Engaged in Misconduct (the “Respondent”)

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Documentation Requirements

All revocation requests must include an investigative report that documents findings, sanctions or actions taken from an independent organization or agency. Alternatively, a public announcement of the information in a report, or actions that have been taken, may be submitted. Media reports alone may not be sufficient to support a revocation request. SSA will only consider requests for revocation filed within four years of the publication of the report or announcement of the finding, sanction, or action. SSA will not consider requests against deceased individuals.

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Optional Comments/Confidentiality

Please be aware that any comments you share here may be provided to the Ethics Committee and Board of Directors as they consider the request and will also be provided to the Respondent, should the request proceed to the Ethics Committee review stage. Your name will not be shared with the Respondent, the Ethics Committee or the Board of Directors, but please be cautious of including any identifying information about yourself or others. SSA expects you to maintain the confidentiality of this matter until its conclusion.