Code of Conduct

Statement of intent

Our goal is to promote a positive, diverse, and inclusive environment within the data management community, creating the grounds to foster professional growth, facilitate networking, and maintain productive professional relationships among our members, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, education, and work experience. We expect all our members to strive to abide with and help promote these guidelines.

Expected behavior

Examples of unacceptable behaviors include

Reporting a problem

Please refer to DBCares when an unacceptable behavior happens. A target can report to event chairs, the executives of respective conferences, or other event organizers who have been designated to handle such complaints. The conference executives make the final decision on the consequences of unaccepted behaviors and take actions accordingly. They help a target understand the process and possible consequences in a confidential manner. If with full information, a target decides to report, then DBCares will assist in filing an official complaint, and follow up with the conference executives on appropriate actions to execute. This also applies when a witness becomes aware of an unacceptable behavior directed at another member of the community. Our code of conduct mirrors closely the Policy against Harassment at ACM Activities. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the DnI committee.