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Code of Conduct

​​Short version

Be kind to, and mindful of, others. Do not insult or put down others. Behave respectfully. Rosetta community membership is a privilege, not a right. We do not tolerate exclusionary behavior or harassment of community members in any form.


Long version

The Rosetta Commons is dedicated to providing an inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of:

  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • pregnancy or parental status
  • disability or medical condition
  • body size or physical appearance
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion, or lack thereof
  • ancestry or country of origin
  • citizenship status
  • academic background and professional history
  • First language
  • age
  • military or veteran status
  • political views


We do not tolerate harassment or peer pressure of community members in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience comprising many different backgrounds. We do not permit inappropriate sexual or other discriminatory language or imagery at any conference venue, social functions, or on our online communcation channels.

Be welcoming, friendly, kind to, and mindful of others. Behave respectfully. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Remember that harassment and bigoted (sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.) or exclusionary jokes or acts are not appropriate for the Rosetta Community. You are encouraged to hold each other accountable to these principles. Please report incidents or step in as a bystander/ally if you feel comfortable.

All Rosetta Commons member institutions have their own conduct, discrimination and harassment policies. Each Rosetta Commons member represents their institution and members are additionally bound by those policies.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly community for all.


Reporting incidents

A diverse group of students, postdocs, and PIs will be nominated to accept reports of violations of the code of conduct. This panel will consist of at least two PIs and at least two students or postdocs. All individuals on the panel will receive training from the diversity department of their respective institution as well as an internal online debriefing meeting. Members will introduce themselves to the community at large at RosettaCon events and will be contactable through phone, one-on-one conversation, email, or Slack, or anonymous form. The panel is primarily responsible for addressing and managing issues directly related to participation in and interactions at the conferences. Rosetta Commons is not authorized to adjudicate or investigate issues on behalf of the reporter’s or the respondent’s home institution; the panel will report incidents to the relevant home institution(s). Therefore, while panel members will be discrete, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.


2024 RosettaCon Conduct Panel


Matt O’Meara

University of Michigan


Amelie Stein

University of Copenhagen


Julia Koehler Leman

Simons foundation


Rituparna Samanta

Johns Hopkins