[Bioc-devel] Project-wide code of conduct for Bioconductor

Vincent Carey @tvjc @end|ng |rom ch@nn|ng@h@rv@rd@edu
Wed Oct 14 19:40:15 CEST 2020

Bioconductor has published a project-wide code of conduct:
http://bioconductor.org/about/code-of-conduct/. We invite all members of
the community to familiarise themselves with it.

The Bioconductor community values

   - an open approach to science that promotes the sharing of ideas, code,
   and expertise
   - collaboration
   - diversity and inclusivity
   - kindness and a welcoming environment
   - community contributions
   - openness in regard to software implementations

In line with these values, Bioconductor is dedicated to providing a
welcoming, supportive, collegial, and harassment-free experience for
community members (users, developers, conference and workshop attendees
etc.), regardless of:

   - identity: gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation,
   disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, body size, race, age, religion,
   - intellectual position: approaches to data analysis, software
   preferences, coding style, scientific perspective, etc.
   - stage of career

By participating in this community, you agree to abide by the Code of
Conduct, which applies to both in person and virtual events (e.g. talks,
workshops, poster sessions, social activities) and electronic communication
channels (including but not limited to community-bioc Slack, the support
site, online forums and social media communications).

We do not tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying of community
members. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate in presentations,
communications or in online venues, including chats.

Any person/s violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled
temporarily or permanently from an electronic platform or event at the
discretion of the Code of Conduct committee.
Examples of unacceptable harassment, intimidation, and bullying behavior.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

   - Making comments in chats, to an audience or personally, that belittle
   or demean another person
   - Sharing sexual images online
   - Harassing photography or recording
   - Sustained disruption of talks or other events
   - Unwelcome sexual attention
   - Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Intimidation and bullying include, but are not limited to:

   - Aggressive or browbeating behavior
   - Mocking or insulting another person’s intellect, work, perspective, or
   - Making reference to someone’s gender, gender identity and expression,
   sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age,
   religion, or other personal attributes in the context of a scientific
   - Deliberately making someone feel unwelcome


Anyone asked to stop harassing or intimidating behavior are expected to
comply immediately.

If a person/s engage in harassing behavior, the Code of Conduct committee
retains the right to take any action that ensures a welcoming environment
for all community members. This includes warning the alleged offender or
temporary/permanent expulsion from the event and/or electronic platforms
under Bioconductor’s control.

The Code of Conduct committee may take action to redress anything designed
to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting an event or electronic
communication platform or making the environment hostile for any community

We expect everyone in the Bioconductor community to comply with the Code of
Conduct when participating in Bioconductor events and online communication

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report
it as soon as possible. You can make a report either anonymously or
personally. All reports will be reviewed by the Code of Conduct Committee
and will be kept confidential.


You can make an anonymous or non-anonymous report via the following link:
https://tinyurl.com/bioccomplaint. It is a free-form text box that will be
forwarded to the Code of Conduct Committee. Alternatively you can email the
Code of Conduct Committee (code-of-conduct using bioconductor.org). If you are
uncomfortable reporting to the Code of Conduct committee as a group, you
can contact any individual committee member via email or a direct message
on the community-bioc Slack channel.

We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully
investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a

Personal Report (for any Bioconductor events: in-person or virtual)

You can make a personal report to any member of the event Code of Conduct
committee present at an event.

When taking a personal report, we will ensure you are safe and cannot be
overheard. We may involve other event staff to ensure your report is
managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened.
This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and
you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront
anyone, and we won’t tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you get the relevant support (e.g. help
contacting hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support
services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the
duration of the event).

We value your attendance and participation at Bioconductor events and in
our community.

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