Code of conduct

Introduction and source of inspiration

In any events or community space organized by CodeRefinery, we are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching and contributing. All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

We follow the Code of Conduct by the Carpentries as primary principles. Here is a summary of CodeRefinery's Code of Conduct adapted from the Carpentries Code of Conduct:

Expected behaviors

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By participating in any events or community space organized by CodeRefinery, participants accept to abide by CodeRefinery’s Code of Conduct and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form of behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all platforms and events:

Unexpected behaviors

On the other hand, unexpected behaviors include but not limited to:

Consequence of violation of Code of Conduct

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any events and community space organized by CodeRefinery, either online or in-person. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the organiser of the event or CodeRefinery core team member(s) may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event or platform (without refund, if applicable), or set up an incident-specific CodeRefinery Code of Conduct Committee to investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions.

Incidence report

If you feel that the Code of Conduct was violated in an event organized by CodeRefinery, no matter if it is online or in physical space, please notify the coordinator/host of the event (or Code of Conduct facilitator if there is a dedicated person). If you feel uncomfortable directly notifying someone in the workshop, use the form in the next paragraph.

If the incident happened in a community space organized by CodeRefinery, please complete this form to report the incident.

Designed CodeRefinery team members have access to reported incidents. We do not yet have a separate Code of Conduct committee, but we may set up an incident-specific committee, if reported incidence is deemed to require it.


CodeRefinery is a project within the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC). NeIC is an organisational unit under NordForsk.


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