By participating in research or outreach activities with the YEMS Nucleus, all group members agree to the following code of conduct.
The Center is dedicated to providing a harassment-free, safe environment for everyone, regardless of race, nationality, religion (or lack thereof), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, politics and appearance. Harassment of group members is not tolerated in any form.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination
- Sexual imagery or language
- Racially charged language or jokes
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome attention, including photography and recording
- Sustained disruption of talks (e.g. interrupting or talking over another person to an unnecessary degree)
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above
YEMS members are expected to adhere to the code of conduct during all academia-related activities, such as presentations at universities or other institutes, attending conferences, public education events, and posting on personal and institutional social media accounts.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the YEMS director Prof. Sebastián Pérez (firstname.lastname@example.org) and sub-director Prof. Alice Zurlo (email@example.com). If Prof. Pérez and/or Prof. Zurlo are the cause of your concern, please contact Prof. Lucas Cieza (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Carla Hernandez (email@example.com), who have agreed to mediate. All reports will be confidential. All reported cases will be taken seriously. If you submit a report you will get a response that your report has been received and within 30 days you will get a response of the actions or process of all parts of the investigation that are not confidential.
Please contact your university's authorities for concerns that need to be addressed at a higher level.
A variety of steps can be taken by those responsible for the investigation. Subject to appropriateness and relevance, these may include:
- verbal warning and a chance to remedy their behavior,
- formal written warning,
- requirement to make use of coaching or other professional counseling opportunities,
- transfer to a different project, task or location
- dismissal from the nucleus
- filing a criminal complaint.
This code of conduct was adapted from the Cool Worlds Lab group's code which in turn was adapted from Dr Lia Corrales group's, which, in turn, was adapted from the Data Exploration Lab's code. We also borrowed some ideas from the Deep Sky Lab Terms of Collaboration (private communication).