Code of Conduct (Summary View)

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By participating in ARCHER2 Training activities, participants accept to abide by ARCHER2 Training’s Code of Conduct and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form or behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all activities and events:

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to ARCHER2 Training Code of Conduct Committee by completing this form, who will take the appropriate action to address the situation.

Code of Conduct (Detailed View)

Part 1. Introduction

ARCHER2 Training value the involvement of everyone in our courses and events. We are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching and contributing. All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

To make clear what is expected, everyone participating in ARCHER2 Training activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by ARCHER2 Training including, but not limited to, workshops, email lists, and online forums such as GitHub and course chat pages. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

The ARCHER2 Training management team is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct. They can be contacted by emailing training@epcc.ed.ac.uk. All reports will be reviewed by the Training managers and will be kept confidential.

Part 2. ARCHER2 Training Code of Conduct

ARCHER2 Training is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we do not tolerate behaviour that is disrespectful to our teachers, learners or admin staff, or that excludes, intimidates, or causes discomfort to others. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on characteristics that include, but are not limited to, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, nationality, ethnic or social origin, pregnancy, familial status, employment, genetic information, religion or belief (or lack thereof), membership of a national minority, property, age, education, socio-economic status, technical choices, and experience level.

Everyone who participates in ARCHER2 Training activities is required to conform to this Code of Conduct. It applies to all spaces managed by ARCHER2 Training including, but not limited to, workshops, email lists, and online forums such as GitHub and course chat pages. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By participating, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which ARCHER2 Training resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

Part 2.1 Expected behaviour

All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. All interactions should be professional regardless of platform: either online or in-person. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all ARCHER2 Training activities and platforms:

Part 2.2 Unacceptable behaviour

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants in any ARCHER2 Training activities include:

Part 2.3 Consequences of Unacceptable behaviour

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any ARCHER2 Training activities, either online or in-person. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event or platform (without refund), or engage ARCHER2 Training Code of Conduct Committee to investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions.

Reporting a Potential Code of Conduct Incident

If you believe someone violated the Code of Conduct during an ARCHER2 Training event we ask that you report it. You are encouraged to submit your report by completing the Code of Conduct Incident Report Form. The form may be completed anonymously, or you may include your contact information.

Submit a Code of Conduct Incident Report

The Training team takes all incident reports seriously and will review all reports. A report guarantees review, but not necessarily that an action will be taken.

Alternative Contact Points

If you would prefer other ways to contact us, an email to training@epcc.ed.ac.uk will be seen by all of the ARCHER2 Training management team. If you are uncomfortable reporting to the team, incidents can also be reported by email to any of the team:

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About this document

This document is adapted from The Carpentries Code of Conduct, which was itself based on Django Project, based on the Ada Initiative template and the PyCon 2013 Procedure for Handling Harassment Incidents.