International Genetically Engineered Machine

Responsible Conduct Committee

Committee Mission

The iGEM Responsible Conduct Committee is an external panel of experts who deal with all issues related to conduct in the competition. Our RCC members collectively have over 20 years of experience in the iGEM Competition and are well versed in conduct and behavior related issues.

The role of the Responsible Conduct Committee is to ensure a high standard of conduct on the part of all iGEM participants and to address issues of inappropriate behavior in iGEM. The committee is led by Director of Judging, Peter Carr.

The entire committee is tasked with upholding the values of iGEM including:

  • Integrity
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Celebration
  • Cooperation
  • Effort
  • Excellence

Committee Members

  • Committee Chair: Peter Carr
  • Committee HQ Liaison: Traci Haddock-Angelli
  • Committee HQ Liaison: Piers Millett

Voting Committee Members:

  • Chris French
  • Genya Dana
  • Karmella Haynes
  • King Chow
  • Roman Jerala
  • Terry Johnson

Emeritus Committee Members:

  • Martha Eborall

Members of the Responsible Conduct Committee Committee at the 2019 Giant Jamboree

Contacting the RCC Committee

If you suspect someone involved in iGEM is in breach of the values of iGEM and behaving in a manner not in line with the high standards of iGEM, you can contact the committee to open a case. However, you should only contact the committee in a case where breach of iGEM values and behavior are the core issues.

Responsible Conduct Committee

To contact the Responsible Conduct Committee, please email rcc [AT] igem [DOT] org.


For issues related to judging, please contact the Executive Judging Committee judging [AT] igem [DOT] org.

Lab Safety

For lab safety or project safety issues, please contact the iGEM Safety Committee safety [AT] igem [DOT] org.


If you are not sure which committee to contact, you may email Traci Haddock-Angelli, the iGEM Director of the Competition, directly for advice at traci [AT] igem [DOT] org or send an email to iGEM Headquarters at hq [AT] igem [DOT] org.