ARCHER Training Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct (Summary View)

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By participating in ARCHER Training activities, participants accept to abide by ARCHER Training's Code of Conduct and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form or behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct. In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all activities and events:

  • 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

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to ARCHER Training Code of Conduct Committee by completing this form, who will take the appropriate action to address the situation.

Code of Conduct (Detailed View)

Part 1. Introduction

ARCHER Training value the involvement of everyone in our courses and events. 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.

To make clear what is expected, everyone participating in ARCHER Training activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by ARCHER Training including, but not limited to, workshops, email lists, and online forums such as GitHub and course chat pages. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

The ARCHER Training management team is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct. They can be contacted by emailing training@epcc.ed.ac.uk. All reports will be reviewed by the Training managers and will be kept confidential.

Part 2. ARCHER Training Code of Conduct

ARCHER Training is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we do not tolerate behaviour that is disrespectful to our teachers, learners or admin staff, 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, employment, genetic information, religion or belief (or lack thereof), membership of a national minority, property, age, education, socio-economic status, technical choices, and experience level.

Everyone who participates in ARCHER Training activities is required to conform to this Code of Conduct. It applies to all spaces managed by ARCHER Training including, but not limited to, workshops, email lists, and online forums such as GitHub and course chat pages. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By participating, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which ARCHER Training resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

Part 2.1 Expected behaviour

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 behaviours in all ARCHER Training activities 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 behaviour

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants in any ARCHER Training activities 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, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
  • excessive swearing
  • incitement to violence, 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 behaviour

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any ARCHER Training activities, either online or in-person. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event or platform (without refund), or engage ARCHER Training Code of Conduct Committee to investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions.

Reporting a Potential Code of Conduct Incident

If you believe someone violated the Code of Conduct during an ARCHER Training event we ask that you report it. You are encouraged to submit your report by completing the Code of Conduct Incident Report Form. The form may be completed anonymously, or you may include your contact information.

Submit a Code of Conduct Incident Report

The Training team takes all incident reports seriously and will review all reports. A report guarantees review, but not necessarily that an action will be taken.

Alternative Contact Points

If you would prefer other ways to contact us, an email to training@epcc.ed.ac.uk will be seen by all of the ARCHER Training management team. If you are uncomfortable reporting to the team, incidents can also be reported by email to any of the team:

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About this document

This document is adapted from The Carpentries Code of Conduct, which was itself based on Django Project, based on the Ada Initiative template and the PyCon 2013 Procedure for Handling Harassment Incidents.