Code of Conduct

In addition to ordinary norms, rules, and expectations of professional conduct, the workshop adopts the following code of conduct.

All workshop attendees are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Additionally, organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all attendees to help ensuring a safe environment for everyone.

The Quick Version

The meeting organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of group members or other colleagues in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any professional setting, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Research group members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the group at the discretion of the organizers.

The Less Quick Version

We are committed to providing an environment that promotes inclusiveness, open and honest dialog, friendly interactions, and active listening. We want all participants to feel welcomed, heard, and supported. To that end, we will not tolerate any harassment in any form at our workshop.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the research environment, talks, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or creation of an otherwise sexualized environment.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meeting.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a workshop organizer immediately. You can also make a report in the following ways:

Workshop organizers will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the symposium. We value your attendance.

If the organizers are the cause of the concern or you would prefer they not be involved, official concerns can be addressed by contacting the UIUC WeCare office, or the Campus Office of Diversity, Equity and Access.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all meeting venues and meeting-related social events.

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This came from and The Ada Initiative with edits from DXL and the Data Intensive Biology Lab.

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