Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Code of Conduct

The Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD) values your attendance and is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We want NIRD to be welcoming and supportive and we do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national or regional origin, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof), or other marginalized characteristics are inappropriate. Be kind and respectful to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for NIRD. We ask that participants use discretion with photographs of others, recordings, and publicly sharing others’ ideas.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the NIRD Planning Committee may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, witness another participant being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an event organizer immediately; see Attendee Procedure for Handling Harassment for more detail about what would happen. At in-person events, event organizers will wear identifying buttons, and the registration desk will be staffed throughout the event. To contact event organizers during an online event, please use the NIRD contact email address, which is monitored on event days: (alternatively, you can send a private chat in Zoom to an identified NIRD organizer).

This policy is adapted from the policies of:

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. It is public domain, no credit and no open licensing of your version is required.