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Open Post Academic Mentorship Program

Code of Conduct

Updated 12/10/2019 


Code of Conduct

As a community we welcome everyone, and encourage a safe, welcoming and harassment-free environment.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all participants within the Open Post Academic Mentorship program community, including organizers, call hosts, participants, guest speakers, experts and any online activity. This Code of Conduct also outlines steps for reporting unacceptable behavior.

We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and harassment-free community. We expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the community.

Our community strives to:

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we may fail, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.

Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.

Reporting Issues

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please report it by contacting the organiser Beth Duckles at with a description of what has occurred and any supporting information that would be helpful. After receiving a concise description of your situation, Beth will review the report and determine next steps. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.


This set of guidelines is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Attribution & Acknowledgements

This code of conduct is based on the Open Code of Conduct from the TODOGroup, the Open Life Sciences Code of Conduct and the eLife Innovation Leaders Code of Conduct