Conferences organized or endorsed by the R Foundation must have a code of conduct in order to ensure an experience free from harassment for all participants. We encourage other R meetings not affiliated with the R Foundation to adopt the same policy.
A code of conduct serves two important purposes. Firstly, it sends a clear message to those outside the community that an R conference is a professional and comfortable working environment for all participants. Secondly, it provides a mechanism for reporting and handling any incidents of harassment that may occur.
We have adopted a standard code of conduct for conference organizers to use; use of an alternative code of conduct or alterations to this standard code of conduct should be approved by the R Foundation Conferences Committee (RFCC). Conference organizers are responsible for ensuring the code of conduct is enforced, in particular:
Further guidelines are provided by the RFCC to conference organisers to assist with implementing the code of conduct.