About AAPS

Take a look at Who We Are  page  to see the staff directory and videos of members from our "I am AAPS" video campaign.

To email us, please see the Contact link at the top of each page.

For our office address, please see the bottom of each page.For directions, please read below.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information Collection, Disclosure, and Use:

This privacy statement demonstrates American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' ("AAPS") commitment to your right to privacy and explains the privacy policy governing the AAPS Portal site (the Web site). It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

Areas of our site may require you to provide contact or other personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address, which would only be used as described below. Unless otherwise provided, we may use the personal information we collect from you to ensure that our community is protected against unauthorized access, to use e-mail to diagnose problems with the server or to administer the Web Site, and to contact you when necessary. In addition, AAPS may sell, lease or otherwise provide the contact information you give in the membership application to third parties for pharmaceutical industry-related goods and services. AAPS shall permit such sale, lease or provision only (a) for a one-time use by the third party and (b) when AAPS has reviewed and approved the use by the third party.

AAPS collects cookies on our Web site to capture information about page visits. This information is anonymous and AAPS uses this information only internally - to deliver the most effective content to our visitors. Information from the cookies is used to gauge page opularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site and guide development of other improvements to our site. AAPS does not require that you accept cookies, however, some functionality on our Web site, our product or service check-out process, and products and services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preferences options in our products and/or services, where applicable. AAPS never gives away information about our users. If you choose to e-mail us and provide personally identifiable information about yourself, AAPS will use this information only to respond to your inquiry. AAPS will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific AAPS product or service.

AAPS uses analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website.  Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.

If our privacy policy changes, we will notify all users by a special announcement on the Web Site.


Minors, as defined by the jurisdiction from you are accessing this Web Site, are not permitted to subscribe to or use the Web Site.


If you do not want personally identifiable information that you provide on the Web Site's membership application to be disclosed to third parties as described above, you may opt out and elect not to have the information shared with third parties. AN OPT-OUT BOX WILL APPEAR WHEN YOU PROVIDE ANY REQUESTED INFORMATION.


Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on your hard disk for future use. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about you over the Internet or to analyze any information that you have knowingly or unknowingly provided. This Web Site uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity and to enable the server to recognize your computer.


This Web Site contains links to other web sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or reliability of such sites.

Public Forums:

We may make various public forums and functions available to you. Any information you choose to share when using any of these forums or functions becomes public information. It is incumbent upon you to exercise caution in deciding whether to disclose any personal information.


We use encryption and other technology to store personal information gathered online in an attempt to provide a secure environment that is protected from unauthorized third party access, alteration, theft, or misuse.


You may change or modify information that you have already provided via phone toll free 1-877-998-AAPS within the U.S. and Canada, or +1 703-243-2800 from elsewhere.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web Site, or your dealings with the Web Site, you can contact our Web Manager

Code of Ethics

Curious about our Code of Ethics?  Read on to learn more.

AAPS member scientists recognize their special obligations to society and the public welfare.  They utilize their expertise with integrity to advance the health and welfare of mankind.  In their scientific pursuits they:


  • Conduct their work in a manner that adheres to the highest principles of scientific research so as to merit the confidence and trust of peers and the public in particular regarding the rights of human subjects and concern for the proper use of animals involved and provision for suitable safeguards against environmental damage.
  • Avoid scientific misconduct and expose it when encountered. AAPS uses the current federal definition of scientific misconduct, 65 FR 76260-76264:  Fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or reporting research results.
  • Recognize latitude for differences of scientific opinion in the interpretation of scientific data and that such differences of opinion do not constitute unethical conduct.
  • Disclose sources of external financial support for, or significant financial interests in the content of, research reports/publications and avoid the manipulation of the release of such information for illegal financial gain.
  • Report results accurately, stating explicitly any known or suspected bias, opposing efforts to improperly modify data or conclusions an offering professional advice only on those subjects concerning which they regard themselves competent through scientific education, training or experience.
  • Respect the known ownership rights of others in scientific research and seek prior authorization from the owner before disclosure or use of such information including the contents of manuscripts submitted for pre-publication review.
  • Support in their research and among their employers the participation and employment of all qualified persons regardless of race, gender, creed or national origin.


  View a printable copy of the Code of Ethics





Metro Subway System 

Our offices are located at the Courthouse station (orange line toward Vienna). Exit the station through the tunnel to Colonial Village. Our address is 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, the last building of the three in Colonial Village.

Driving Directions from the North (Maryland)  

Take I-495 toward Virginia. Exit onto the George Washington Parkway South. Go about 10 miles. Exit after the Key Bridge in the right lane (look for signs for Route 50/Rosslyn). *Note: This is a new exit and not the Key Bridge exit.  Take Route 50 West for about 1 mile. (The Iwo Jima Memorial will be on the left.) Exit in the right lane for Courthouse Road (just before the overpass). Go through three lights; turn left onto Wilson Boulevard. Immediately get in the right lane. 2107 Wilson Blvd. will be on the right side, across from the Courthouse Metro station and just after California Tortilla.

Driving Directions from Reagan National Airport  

Exit to the George Washington Pkwy going North. Go about 2 miles, get in the left lane, and take the exit for Route 50 (Memorial Bridge/Arlington Cemetery). Immediately get in the right lane and take the first right turn exit before the traffic circle at Memorial Bridge. You will be going under the bridge. At the yield sign at the other side of the bridge, cross the road and continue toward Route 50 West (Fort Meyer/Iwo Jima). Take Route 50 West for about 1 mile (The Iwo Jima Memorial will be on the left). Exit in the right lane for Courthouse Road (just before the overpass). Go through three lights; turn left onto Wilson Boulevard. Immediately get in the right lane. 2107 Wilson Blvd. will be on the right side, across from the Courthouse Metro station and just after California Tortilla. Parking  The parking garage is located just past the first building (on the right) after you turn off Wilson Boulevard. Look for signs. 

Terms of Use

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ("AAPS" or "Association") is providing information and services on the Internet through its website as a benefit and service in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. AAPS does not endorse, approve, guarantee, or certify that any information posted by AAPS or third parties is accurate, complete, timely, or effective. Use of such information is entirely voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of it by qualified experts.

AAPS reserves the right to remove any materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are emailed by third parties to any other persons that the Association considers to be objectionable. Notwithstanding the reservation of this right, the Association is not responsible for material posted by any third party. The Association specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any postings by third parties. AAPS prohibits the posting of any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, anticompetitive, or illegal statements, information, or materials. AAPS does not condone and will not be responsible for any such statements, information, or materials or resulting liability, including antitrust liability. Any posting, electronic or related discussions, or other conduct or activities must comply with all applicable laws and AAPS standards, policies, and procedures. AAPS reserves the exclusive right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these standards, policies, and procedures. Although the AAPS website may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Association has not participated in the development of those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites, and AAPS is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of those other sites.

You may not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By uploading information or other material onto the AAPS site, the uploading party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright in such information or other material, or has received permission from the person or entity who owns the copyright in such information or other material. By uploading information or other material onto the AAPS site, the uploading party grants AAPS and users of the AAPS site the non-exclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material. Subject to the grant of this license, the uploading party retains any other rights that the party may have in such information or other material. Users of the site are invited to report to the AAPS webmaster if they believe information posted is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate.

Any user who wishes to claim copyright infringement regarding material posted on the AAPS site should contact the AAPS designated agent: AAPS Director of Publications, 2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201; +1.703.243.2800 | Fax: +1.703.243.9650.

The AAPS website is created and controlled by AAPS in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. As such, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America shall govern these disclaimers and terms and conditions of use and any conflict that may arise in connection with this website without reference to any principles of conflicts of laws. By using the website all parties agree that jurisdiction and venue for all actions or proceedings arising in connection with this website shall be tried and litigated in the state or federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.