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Code of Conduct

Principles of Community

CIG supports a variety of activities, virtual and in person, to foster best practices in scientific software development and promote learning, networking, and collaboration. We value the participation of every member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience in their interactions with the CIG community. Accordingly, all who participate in CIG activities are expected to show respect and courtesy to others, whether interacting in person or online. CIG’s project leaders, meeting organizers, and committee and working group members are expected to act as representatives of CIG in carrying out their responsibilities.

We welcome all participants and their diverse identities in all activities of our organization. We are committed to integrating and fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility of our community throughout the organization's activities and practices and encourage all members to participate and support our mission and values.

CIG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, age, religion (or lack thereof), technology choices and experience level, or other group status.


If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify CIG’s Director (contact), or a member of CIG's Executive Committee (contact).

Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety, or a criminal act is expected to contact 911. Those witnessing a potential criminal act should also take actions necessary to maintain their own personal safety.


Behavior that violates CIG’s Code of Conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop behavior that violates the Code of Conduct is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant in CIG activities engages in behavior that violates the Code of Conduct, the activity’s organizers or CIG leadership may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from CIG activities without warning.

As a project funded by the National Science Foundation at a US institution of higher education, CIG leadership and staff follow all requirements of the NSF and under Title IX for reporting unacceptable behavior.


This document draws on codes of conduct developed for online communities and geoscience organizations, including  the WSSPE Code of Conduct from the  FORCE11 Code of Conduct, which was based on the Code4Lib Code Of Conduct, inspired by the ADA Initiative) Geological Society of America, and the American Geophysical Union

Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to contact members of the CIG Leadership team (Director, Executive Committee)


Please see Mission for the CIG Code of Conduct under Community Principles.


last updated June 2023