Computational and Molecular Biology Symposium 2017

30th November and 1st December, Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Code of conduct

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free symposium experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We will not tolerate harassment of symposium participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, parties, Twitter and other online media. Symposium participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference organisers immediately. Conference organisers can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges. You can also send us an email, contact us via our social media platforms, or use this

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact campus security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance and aim to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at the symposium and at any symposium-related social events.

Contact information

  • Organising committee: / @compmolbiosymp or phone number (will be added later)
  • UCD Unicare emergency line (Campus security): (01) 716 7999
  • Emergency numbers: 999 and 112
  • Donnybrook Garda Station (Police): (01) 666 9200


Original source and credit: Conference Code of Conduct