ACCESS-NRI Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct outlines our behaviour expectations as members of the ACCESS-NRI community in all our activities both offline and online. ACCESS-NRI is committed to building a community and creating a welcoming, supportive, safe and inclusive environment for all of our members. Everyone’s participation is contingent upon following these guidelines in all activities managed by the NRI including, but not limited to: 

  • Conferences, workshops, work meetings and webinars 
  • Email lists and online forums like Discourse, Slack, Twitter, GitHub, YouTube and LinkedIn 
  • Representing ACCESS-NRI at public events 

 Behaviours that are disrespectful to our members or activity’s participants or intimidate, exclude or cause discomfort to others will not be tolerated. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on characteristics that include, but are not limited to,  

age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and parenthood, race, religion or belief (or lack thereof), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, technical choices,  experience level or any other dimension of diversity. 

 Expected behaviour 

 The following kinds of behaviours in all our activities (online and offline) are encouraged: 

  • Show courtesy and respect towards every member of the community 
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences 
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language 
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and report incidences promptly 
  • Ask for consent and respect people’s boundaries 
  • Be aware of the dynamics of power and privilege (be mindful of how much time and space you are taking up) 

 Unacceptable behaviour 

 Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to: 

  • Publication of private communication/images/video without consent 
  • Improper gestures or language 
  • Use of stereotypes
  • Causing someone to fear for their safety  
  • Non-consensual or unwelcome physical contact 
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or exclusionary jokes 

 Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.  


This document is adapted from guidelines from the Society of Research Software Engineers Code of Conduct , which was itself based on: Mozilla participation guidelines, the Carpentries code of conductPyCon 2019 code of conduct and Rust Code of conduct , all under CC-BY license.  The Code of Conduct ACCESS-NRI is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.