Code of conduct

The organisers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone involved, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, nationality, physical appearance, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Participants are expected the adhere to the following guidelines at all times:

Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate at any time (including lunches and social events). Harassment includes verbal or physical abuse, offensive comments, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent.

Be respectful. We endeavour to provide a safe, comfortable and professional work environment. Participants should be courteous with the opinions of others and be mindful not to exclude anyone from discussions or work-related activities. In particular, participants should avoid making derogatory comments or jokes that may be damaging to the career prospects of others.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Racist, sexual or sexist language and/or imagery is not appropriate.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the meeting at the sole discretion of the organisers.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to SOC member Samaya Nissanke ( samaya.nissanke@uva.nl), or the Points of Contact Sascha Husa (sascha.husa@gmail.com) and Maria Antonia Lledó (maria.lledo@ific.uv.es).

The three of them will be attending the meeting.

The above code of conduct is based on the “London Code of Conduct“, as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015. The London Code was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people’s improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at https://github.com/apontzen/london_cc.

IUPAP STATEMENT:

It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants in Union activities will enjoy an environment which encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas, and is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The conference organisers will name an advisor who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment. The conference organisers may, after due consideration, take such action they deem appropriate, including warning or expulsion from the conference without refund.