CODE OF CONDUCT

As a crowdsourcing platform we welcome everyone, and encourage a friendly and positive environment. This code of conduct outlines our expectations from participants to ascertain successful participation, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring environment for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the Platform or their responses can be deleted. During your participation in crowdsourcing projects:

  • Be clear and relevant to the topic: Try to be precise and explain your thoughts and arguments with clarity. All answers must be relevant to the topic of the questionnaire. This will facilitate the platform’s moderators work, where they will have to analyze all given answers, categorize them and produce valuable insights that can have a positive impact οn the society.
  • Be respectful and kind: Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. It’s important to remember that even though the answers you provide are anonymous, an environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Of course harassment, insults, posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”), racist or sexist terms, and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. If you just keep “respectful and kind” in mind, you can't go wrong.
  • Remember that your contribution is public:Your email and any personal information is not revealed by the platform. Though the textual answers you provide in the questionnaires, the answers to open-ended questions, may be publicly available. Do not include any personal information in your responses that you do not wish to be publicly available.

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.

Excluding inappropriate content

Platform facilitators will periodically review contributions posted by participants. Facilitators can exclude inappropriate content from the platform, and explain reasons for exclusion to the author of the excluded content.

Reporting Issues

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please report it by contacting the organisers at info@scify.org

All reports will be handled with discretion. In your report please include:
- Your contact information.
- The questionnaire response that you wish to report. Provide the name of the project, the question and the answer’s text that you want to report.

After filing a report, a representative will contact you personally, review the incident, follow up with any additional questions, and make a decision as to how to respond.

Attribution & Acknowledgements

This code of conduct has used elements of the Code of Conduct from the Open Life Science