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London Open Research Week

Code of Conduct

London Open Research Week brings together members of the research and scholarly communications communities for the exchange of ideas and to discover and learn from each other. We have formed this code of conduct to make clear our expectations with regard to behaviour and how we will act upon conduct deemed inappropriate: the organisers and participants have a responsibility to ensure a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment for everyone involved. Discussions should be conducted respectfully and professionally, focussing on the work and not the person. We expect all participants to treat each other with dignity and respect and to not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form: we have a collective responsibility to challenge prejudice and oppression wherever we experience it.

 

Behaviours not tolerated

 

Examples of inappropriate conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • deliberate intimidation or aggression
  • sustained disruption of events or discussions
  • offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion
  • sexual or discriminatory images, video, or text
  • unwelcome sexual attention

 

Consequences of misconduct

 

If a participant engages in behaviour in violation of this code of conduct, the organisers will take action deemed appropriate. Consequences of misconduct may include: issuing a warning to the person behaving inappropriately; immediate removal from the session or event; and restrictions on attendance at future London Open Research Week events.

 

 

Reporting a violation

 

If you have been involved in or witnessed an incident during London Open Research Week that you believe violates this code of conduct, please report this as soon as possible, personally or anonymously, by emailing Carly Lightfoot (Scholarly Communications Manager, University of East London): C.Lightfoot@uel.ac.uk