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Events Code of Conduct

Allen Institute In-person and Virtual Events Code of Conduct

Thank you for your participation in this Allen Institute event.

At the Allen Institute, events, workshops, and symposia are key to our mission of scientific discovery as well as our core principles of big, team, and open science. Our expectation is that these events will take place in an environment where attendees feel safe, are treated with respect and consideration, and do not experience harassment or discrimination in any way.

Expected Behavior:

All participants at Allen Institute sponsored events are expected to treat others in a courteous, collegial, and fair manner at all times.

Unacceptable Behavior:

The following types of behavior will not be tolerated during any Allen Institute sponsored event:

  • Engaging in biased, demeaning, discriminatory, intimidating, bullying, coercive, harassing, or hostile conduct or commentary based on actual or perceived sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, age, physical appearance, ability, or other personal characteristics
  • Disruptive or aggressive behavior or engaging in harm or threats of harm of any kind
  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
  • Real or implied threat of professional damage or harm
  • Intentionally talking over or interrupting others
  • Inappropriate comments or statements in the chat panel or Q&A panel
  • Display of inappropriate or offensive images or content
  • Engaging in personal attacks of any kind
  • Inappropriate comments on personal appearance
  • Retaliation against reporting of conduct concerns or against assisting in conflict resolutions
  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact

Individuals who engage in unacceptable behaviors may be asked to exit the event and may be banned from future Allen Institute sponsored events.

Reporting Harassment/Misconduct:

If an individual experiences or witnesses harassment or misconduct, they can report such behavior to an event staff member and/or submit reports confidentially and anonymously via the Allen Institute‘s reporting service “Report It,” which can be accessed by phone call to 1-877-RPT-LINE or online at (login information: alleninstitute; brain) immediately or as soon as they feel safe to do so. All complaints will be treated seriously and promptly. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent that it does not compromise the rights of others. If an allegation of misconduct is found to be credible after investigation, the Allen Institute, in its sole discretion, may require the individual responsible for such misconduct to immediately exit the event and may ban the individual from future Allen Institute sponsored events.

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