Approved by the ASciNA Board – November 10, 2023
Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America (ASciNA) is committed to maintaining a positive, professional and respectful environment at its conferences, events, and gatherings. We expect participants to engage in constructive and professional discussion, in which all participants are valued for their scientific contributions and work.
As an organization, we value diversity, equity and foster inclusion. We commit to treating all ASciNA members, business and organizational partners and other stakeholders with dignity and respect at all times. We do not tolerate any type of harassment, including physical, sexual, verbal or other harassment or any discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.
Any type of harassment, including physical, sexual, verbal or other, is not tolerated and can result in disciplinary action up to, and including expulsion from ASciNA.
Harassment can include actions, spoken or written language, gestures or objects that create an intimidating or hostile environment, such as:
- Yelling at or humiliating someone
- Physical violence or intimidation
- Unwanted sexual advances, invitations, requests for dates or comments
- Visual displays such as derogatory or sexually-oriented pictures or gestures
- Physical conduct including assault or unwanted touching
- Requests, demands or threats to submit to sexual activities
To this end, we expect all members, participants and attendees to adhere to these values, to assist in ensuring that events organized or co-sponsored by ASciNA are free from discrimination and harassment of any kind, including reporting any instances of discrimination and harassment directly to email@example.com or reach out directly to any of ASciNA’s leadership team members (https://ascina.at/leadership/).
Persons who act contrary to these values and expectations will be warned or asked to leave the event in which the behavior occurred, may be excluded from access to future conferences and/or other events organized or co-sponsored by ASciNA, and/or may be subject to expulsion from ASciNA per ASciNA bylaws.
Members of ASciNA are also expected to exhibit integrity in their research and to adhere to the practices of responsible research conduct. These practices include, but are not limited to: honesty in proposing, conducting and reporting research, fair peer review, collegiality, transparency in conflicts of interest. Scientific misconduct includes the fabrication or falsification of data, or plagiarism. Unscientific conduct and scientific misconduct may result in the expulsion from ASciNA per ASciNA bylaws.