Hamilton Lab: Our Values and Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The content of this code of conduct is largely taken from Kirstie Whitaker and the Whitaker lab github page. Thank you, Kirstie!!

We value the participation of every member of our community and want to ensure that every contributor has an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, everyone who participates in any Hamilton Lab project is expected to show respect and courtesy to other community members at all times.

Liberty Hamilton, as head of the Hamilton Lab, and all lab members, are dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment by and/or of members of our community in any form.

We are particularly motivated to support new and/or anxious collaborators, people who are looking to learn and develop their skills, and anyone who has experienced discrimination in the past.

To make clear what is expected, we ask all members of the community to conform to the following Code of Conduct.

  • All communication - online and in person - should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any time.

  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other contributors.

  • Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussions, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Members of the community who violate these rules - no matter how much they have contributed to the Hamilton lab, or how specialized their skill set - will be approached by Liberty Hamilton. If inappropriate behaviour persists after a discussion with Liberty, the contributor will be asked to discontinue their participation in Hamilton lab projects.

To report an issue please contact Liberty Hamilton. While communication will be treated as confidential when possible, Liberty is required by UT regulations to officially document any reported issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct.