Code of Conduct for UKRI Cloud Workshop 2022


The UKRI Cloud Workshop is dedicated to building a safe and welcoming community in which to share research. All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. 

This Code of Conduct should be honoured by everyone who participates in this workshop community. It should be honoured in all activities either as an attendee or an organiser, and especially when someone is representing the workshop in any role (including as an event volunteer, organiser or speaker).

Code of Conduct

Behaviours that are disrespectful to our members or events’ attendees and sponsors, 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 reassignment, 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.

By participating in this workshop, individuals indicate their acceptance of the Code of Conduct and its enforcement, which might include storage and processing of their personal information.

Expected behaviour

All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others and all interactions should be professional, both online and in-person. 

The following kinds of behaviours in this community, its events and platforms are encouraged:

  • Focus on what is best for the community
  • Show courtesy and respect towards every member of the community
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and report incidences promptly
  • Be direct, but professional
  • 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

  • Publication of private communication without consent
  • Excessive Swearing 
  • Improper gestures
  • Use of stereotypes
  • Incitement to violence, suicide or self-harm
  • Sustained disruptions of talks, workshops events or communications
  • The display of violent images
  • Causing someone to fear for their safety through stalking, following, intimidation, or threatening
  • Unwelcome and repeated flirtations, propositions, advances, or other sexual attention – including gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour
  • Non-consensual or unwelcome physical contact
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
  • Continuing to initiate interaction with someone after being explicitly asked to stop
  • Offensive, insulting, derogatory, or degrading remarks
  • Demands for sexual favours in exchange for favourable or preferential treatment
  • Advocating for, or encouraging any of the above behaviours

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any event or platform, either online or in-person. If an event 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 the committee to investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions.

Contact for Queries

If you have a question about the Code of Conduct or wish to report misconduct, please email Cristin Merritt ( ).

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