Code of Conduct

Short version

Be kind to, and mindful of, others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave respectfully. Remember that harassment and bigoted (sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.) or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for RosettaCon. RosettaCon attendance is a privilege, not a right.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

Long version

RosettaCon is dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of

  • sex
  • gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion, or lack thereof
  • country of origin
  • level of intellect
  • language
  • age

We do not tolerate harassment or peer pressure of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. We do not permit inappropriate sexual language or imagery at any conference venue, including talks, poster sessions, breakout sessions, and social functions.

Be welcoming, friendly, kind to, and mindful of others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave respectfully. Remember that harassment and bigoted (sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.) or exclusionary jokes or acts are not appropriate for RosettaCon. Remind each other of these standards as needed.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

All Rosetta Commons member institutions have their own conduct, discrimination and harassment policies. Since each attendee at Rosetta Commons functions represents his or her home institution, attendees are additionally bound by those policies.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Reporting incidents

A group of students and PIs of mixed gender will be nominated to accept reports of violations of the code of conduct. This panel will consist of at least two PIs and at least two students or postdocs, but should optimally be slightly larger to accommodate the obligations and scheduling needs of those involved. The PIs will be chosen by the students and be granted the option to decline the position. All individuals on the panel will receive training from the diversity department of their respective institution, will introduce themselves at the beginning of the meeting and will be contactable for the duration of the meeting.

The panel is responsible for addressing and managing issues directly related to participation in and interactions at the conference. In response to a report, a panel member or the whole panel may meet with the incident reporter or other witnesses to collect basic information. Rosetta Commons is not authorized to adjudicate or investigate issues on behalf of the reporter’s or the respondent’s home institution; the panel will report incidents to the relevant home institution(s). Therefore, while panel members will be discrete, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

2017 RosettaCon Conduct Panel

History

This document was drafted at the February 2014 miniRosettaCon at UCSF, and these policies became effective starting at RosettaCON2014. This code of conduct will continue to evolve to fit the needs of the RosettaCommons. Comments and suggestions can be directed to current Conduct Panel members, the Rosetta Commons Diversity Chair, and/or the Developer and PI mailing lists.