Courses and Conferences

EMBL Courses and Conferences are a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction

Code of conduct for participants in events at EMBL

EMBL is committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and harassment-free, learning experience for all the course and conference participants. We expect all participants to adhere to the following code of conduct during the event:

  • Treat all participants with respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic
  • Collaborate with fellow participants in a positive and respectful manner, promoting a sense of community and shared learning
  • Respect the policies and guidelines set forth by the course or conference organisers, including but not limited to the event schedule, session guidelines, health and safety policies and any additional instructions provided
  • Use respectful and inclusive language and avoid any form of offensive or discriminatory remarks or jokes
  • Refrain from harassment in any form, including but not limited to verbal, written, visual, or physical 
  • Immediately cease any unwelcome behaviour(s) that makes others feel uncomfortable
  • Participants shall conduct themselves in such a manner so as not to jeopardise EMBL’s reputation during their participation in conferences/courses/events organised by EMBL
  • Participation is governed by this code of conduct as well as applicable national legislation

Reporting and accountability:

  • If you experience or witness any violation of this code of conduct, report it to the course organisers or email Charlotte Pearton (Event Lead) or Aziz Mithani (Scientific Training Lead) for EMBL-EBI events and events@embl.de for all other EMBL events.  All complaints will be treated seriously and reviewed and responded to promptly and kept confidential
  • Participants violating this code of conduct may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the event organisers and/or also banned from attending future events organised by EMBL