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Guidelines for positive, inclusive, and responsible conduct

This is the 25th annual workshop that has been hosted by the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (Grant R25 MH019918).

As a federally funded training program, organized under the auspices of the University of Colorado, we are committed to inclusiveness, non-discrimination, and fostering a positive climate that promotes excellence, respect, and responsible conduct in both our research and our professional and social interactions during the workshop.

During this week, we will include training in the Responsible Conduct of Research through daily questions intended to provoke thoughtful discussion about such topics as protecting human subjects, data sharing, authorship, rigor and reproducibility, and truthful reporting.

We are also committed to creating a positive social climate that is welcoming for everyone and promotes successful learning and professional development. We are therefore intolerant of any form of unfair treatment, abusive or demeaning words or expressions, or intimidating behavior aimed at others on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy; and we are committed to maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all attendees, free from discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise.

We are proud of the diverse and international character of our workshop, and we ask that all participants be polite, friendly, and respectful in all of their interactions. Our demonstrated success, over 25 years and nearly 2000 participants, can be eroded through inconsiderate treatment of others. Valuing individuals and their contributions and working to earn the respect of others underlies the success of our workshop.

If you feel that these guidelines are not being followed, or have concerns about your experience, please bring them to the attention of the local host, Prof. John Hewitt, or contact the University of Colorado Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at

Thank you, and have a great week in Boulder!

workshop/2017/guidelines_on_conduct.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/06 12:26 by lessem