To foster an open and inclusive environment, we as students, employees and guests at the Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University, pledge to do our utmost to make working and studying at BiRC a harassment-free and accessible experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, ability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, appearance, race, religion or sexual identity and orientation.
Examples of behaviors that contribute to creating a positive environment include (but are not limited to):
Examples of unacceptable behavior include (but are not limited to):
Denmark is a country where we respect the freedom of speech and value humor both in the public sphere and in social relations. This Code of Conduct is not meant to abandon such inherent values in Danish culture, but to state that at BiRC freedom of speech and humor should be used responsibly and not as means to harass individuals or groups.
The centre management is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective actions in response to instances of unacceptable behavior.
This Code of Conduct applies to everyone at the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC). This includes students (full and part time), faculty, and staff as well as guests at the centre. It applies both within the centre and when an individual or a group is officially representing the centre in other locations including public spaces. Examples of representing the centre include using an official BiRC email address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed BiRC representative. Representation of the centre may be further defined and clarified by centre management or research group leaders.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior can be reported by contacting your supervisor or one of the contact persons at the centre:
Regardless of whom of the above the report is made to, the report as well as the identity of the reporter will be handled with confidentiality and any actions taken hereafter will be done in close dialogue with the reporter of the incident.
All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The person, to whom the report is given, is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of the incident. Dependent on the severity of the situation there are systems in place at Faculty, University and societal level to take a response further. The decision to escalate a situation further in these systems will be based on the close collaboration between the contact person and the reporter of the incident and will depend on the severity of the situation.