Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to the Controlled Release Society and integral to excellence in scientific research and communication. CRS celebrates the diversity of its members, their ideas, educational backgrounds, and cultural experiences. The collective expertise, views, and experiences of the CRS community help drive scientific discovery and technical innovation for the betterment of all members and society.

The privilege of membership in CRS requires that each member conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism, respect, and ethics at all times. We welcome all members with an interest in controlled release and strive for inclusion and equity irrespective of member:

Cultural/religion/political affiliation
Sexual orientation/gender identity
Disability/physical abilities/special needs
Communication or fluency skills
Citizenship status
Income level/net worth
Education level/professional focus/work affiliations

CRS acknowledges and appreciates the unique contributions of each of its members in their pursuit of cutting-edge research, professional development, and relationship-building across the globe. As this community grows and thrives, CRS will continue to listen to its members and seek out opportunities to improve policies, practices, and communication in support of its core values and mission. If you have any suggestions or comments that will improve the diversity, equity, or inclusivity of CRS, please leave us a message through this anonymized form. 

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   CRS Code of Conduct

Call for Volunteers!

In 2020, CRS created the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce to address the growing need in our community for diversification and inclusion. Work has begun, but we have much more to do and cannot do it without you, our community. The taskforce is issuing a call for volunteers to participate in this crucial conversation and aid CRS in this initiative. If you have helpful insight to offer and are interested in getting involved in the taskforce, please complete the following form expressing your interest...(Be sure to specify that you are interested in serving on the ED&I Taskforce when completing the form.)

Volunteer Now

Meet the Committee

Click here to read the CRS Social Injustice Statement

Click here to read a statement from the CRS President and ED&I Program Director

A message from the 2020-2021 Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador