Code of Conduct

All IndiaBioscience meetings, workshops and conferences are subject to a Code of Conduct. All participants at PDF Meeting 2022 are required to follow this code of conduct.

IndiaBioscience is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues (virtual or physical) and event-related social interactions.

Speakers and Presenters: Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for the event venue, including talks and posters. Sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not acceptable.

Participants: Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Sponsors: Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Virtual events: Attendees, Speakers, Trainers, and Event Organisers are required to keep all e‑communications — emails, online presentations, webinar chat/​Q&A sessions, etc — professional and respectful. As with physical events, sexual language/​imagery and harassment are not appropriate and will not be tolerated at online seminars/​workshops/​courses and associated correspondence.

Action: Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If an attendee engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, or expelling them from the virtual event.

Social Media: We will be sharing snippets as the meeting progresses via the IndiaBioscience Twitter handle. 

You are welcome to share snapshots and updates of the meeting but kindly adhere to the guidelines in this Code of Conduct when doing so.

Contact: If you are being harassed, have noticed that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact: yim2022[at]indiabioscience[dot]org

License: This Conference Code of Conduct was modified from the Code of Conduct for JSFOO 2014 and Code of Conduct for YIM 2015, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, and the Geek Feminism Wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and volunteers, available under a Creative Commons Zero license.

The Conference Code of Conduct for IndiaBioscience events is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.