Code of Conduct
RSdropinUK is a community activity intended for education and collaboration in the research software community.
We value the participation of each community member and want our participants and volunteers to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout our drop-in sessions and associated activities.
To make clear what is expected, all participants, organisers, and volunteers at any RSdropinUK event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code.
Members of the RSdropinUK community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
- Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration.
- Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
- Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the research software community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
- Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
- Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers.
- Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
- Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The RSdropinUK community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- Harassment of any participants in any form
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Violent threats or language directed against another person
- Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
- Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any in-person events, including talks
- Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
- Excessive swearing
- Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
- Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the RSdropinUK organisers team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events. The full list of consequences for inappropriate behavior is listed in the Enforcement Procedures.
If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a RSdropinUK organiser immediately. They can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College London) or email@example.com (Lucy Whalley, Northumbria University).
Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.
This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.
This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.
Language was incorporated from the following Codes of Conduct:
Affect Conf Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Citizen Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Contributor Covenant version 1.4, licensed Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Django Project Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. LGBTQ in Tech Slack Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Zero License. PyCon 2018 Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. PyCon 2021 Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Rust Code of Conduct