Code of Conduct

Part 1. Introduction

IndigiData values the involvement of everyone in our communities. 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.

As such, we do not tolerate behavior that is disrespectful to our teachers or learners 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, veteran status, genetic information, religion or belief (or lack thereof), membership, membership of a national minority, property, age, education, socio-economic status, technical choices, and experience level.

To make clear what is expected, everyone participating in IndigiData activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by IndigiData and the Native BioData Consortium, including but not limited to, workshops, email lists, and online forums such as Facebook and Twitter. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

Part 2.1 Expected behavior

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 behaviors in all IndigiData events and platforms:

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Focus on what is best for the community
  • Show courtesy and respect towards other community members

Part 2.2 Unacceptable behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants at any IndigiData event include:

  • written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group
  • causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through stalking, following, or intimidation
  • violent threats or language directed against another person
  • the display of sexual or violent images
  • unwelcome sexual attention
  • nonconsensual or unwelcome physical contact
  • sustained disruption of talks, events, or communications
  • insults or put downs
  • sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, abliest, or exclusionary jokes
  • excessive swearing
  • incitement to violent, suicide, or self-harm
  • continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop
  • publication of private communication without consent

Part 2.3 Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in behavior that violates this Code of Conduct, the organizers may warn the offender or ask them to leave the event.