Code of Conduct

ACCESS is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and harassment-free environment in all interactions regardless of race, age, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political views, military service, health status, or religion. This commitment extends to all ACCESS-sponsored events and services (in-person training, webinars, committee meetings, networking functions, online forums, chat rooms, and social media) and any interaction including staff-to-participant, participant-to-participant, and participant-to-staff. Participants are all individuals who are not ACCESS staff who attend and participate including but not limited to administrators, faculty, students, researchers, and research computing professionals. As a program that aims to share ideas and freedom of thought and expression, it is essential that the interaction between participants, users of ACCESS services, and ACCESS staff take place in an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person by being respectful of all. The ACCESS program does not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is any form of behavior intended to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. All ACCESS users, participants, and staff are governed by local laws and their organization’s code of conduct and policies.  

Anyone who experiences, observes, or has knowledge of threatening behavior are expected to immediately report the incident to a member of the event organizing committee, ACCESS staff, or one of the ACCESS Ombudspersons at, or by using the online form. ACCESS reserves the right to take appropriate action.