Code of Conduct

The community of participants at astronomical meetings and in astronomical research is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences success and continued growth. We expect everyone in the EuroWD community to follow the guidelines outlined below when interacting with others both apart of and separate from the EuroWD meeting. Our goal is to maintain a positive, inclusive, successful, and growing scientific community.

As members of the community,

  • We pledge to treat all people with respect and provide a harassment and bullying-free environment, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, ethnicity, and religion. In particular, sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, or otherwise exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
  • We will treat those outside our community with the same respect as people within our community.
  • We pledge that all discussions between members of the community should be done with respect, and we pledge to take proactive measure to ensure that all participants are heard and feel confident that they can freely express their opinions.
  • We pledge to help the entire community follow the code of conduct and to act accordingly when we note violations.

This code of conduct applies to all situations during EuroWD, including official conference events, associated social events, on social media, and one-on-one interactions.

The EuroWD organizers reserve the right to enforce this code of conduct and will take necessary action to keep EuroWD a welcoming environment for all participants.

This statement has been adapted from the Astropy Community Code of Conduct, with elements taken from the Bashfest 2017 symposium code of conduct.

Barbara Castanheira, Fabiola Campos, & Zach Vanderbosch
On behalf of the EuroWD organizing committees


Reporting Violations

If at any time you feel like a violation of this Code of Conduct has occured, or in general feel unsafe or unwelcome at our conference, please let us know using one of the following ways to report your concern:

  • In person reporting to one of the following organizers: Barbara Castanheira, Fabiola Campos, Zach Vanderbosch. When taking a personal report, we’ll ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone.
  • Via email to our local organizing committee (
  • Calling or messaging this phone number: (512) 771-6194 (cell of Barbara Castanheira). This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
  • Make an anonymous report using this google form. Your email will *not* be collected in the form. We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Please note that because of UT mandatory reporting rules on Title IX matters, we may not be able to maintain full confidentiality of any report.

Outside resources: