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Physics Days at Warwick: Summer workshop on white dwarfs and related objects

Code of Conduct

The community of participants at astronomical meetings and in astronomical research is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, ages, personalities and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences success and continued growth. We expect all participants in this workshop to follow the guidelines outlined below when interacting with others, both during and beyond the meeting. Our goal is to maintain a positive, inclusive, successful, and growing scientific community.

  • We aim to provide a harassment and bullying-free environment. Thus, all attendees are expected to treat all people with respect, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, ethnicity, and religion. In particular, sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes will not be tolerated.
  • All discussions between members of the community should be professional and carried out with respect for the duration of the meeting and in all activities related to it. Ideas and results must be respectfully discussed based solely on their scientific merits. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  • Explicit consent from the speaker must be sought before publishing recorded presentations or video clips on any kind of media or platform (scientific publications, on social media, or on conference websites). Posting (a few) slides (or parts thereof) on social media (e. g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc) helps promote scientific discussion and is permitted unless otherwise explicitly stated by the speaker.
  • Be kind to others both inside and outside of our community. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Be especially considerate and supportive to those more junior in their careers than yourself.

The SOC pledges to take proactive measures to ensure that all attendees adhere to this code of conduct and that all participants are heard and feel confident that they can freely express their opinions.

Attendees who witness or are affected by violations of this code of conduct should contact a member of the SOC as soon as possible. The SOC reserves the right to enforce this code of conduct and will take necessary action to ensure the workshop is a welcoming environment for all participants.

This code of conduct has been adapted from the O-MESS meetings code of conduct and the Exoplanet Demographics 2020 code of conduct.

Scientific Organising Committee

Pier, Elena, Chris, Catriona, Mark & Tim