SDO 2018 Workshop Code of Conduct

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

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

  1. Be respectful. 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.
  2. Behave professionally. In this workshop, we will critique ideas, not individuals. 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.
  3. Be collaborative. We should treat the diversity of our colleagues’ backgrounds as an asset. We’re all here to learn, share, and contribute. Fresh perspectives should be valued along with the voices of experience.

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 organizers. Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy should speak, in confidence, to SOC member Veronique Delouille (, or Points of Contact Rebecca Centeno Elliott ( and Cis Verbeeck (

SDO 2018 Workshop Code of Conduct is based on a version from ADA IX, which was based on the “London Code of Conduct.” The London Code was developed for the “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology” conference 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.