WRI-17 and AIG-14 Code of Conduct

WRI-17 and AIG-14 welcome all persons interested in the water-rock interaction and isotope geochemistry. As professional societies, the WRI-17 and AIG-14 are committed to providing an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of this, conferences and events sponsored by the WRI-17 and AIG-14 encourage the exchange of scientific ideas through open and respectful dialogue in oral presentations, poster sessions, field trips, short courses, and other programs supported by the societies. The Society is committed to a philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all members regardless of age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, faith, marital status, physical appearance, size, disability, or other reasons unrelated to scientific achievement.

It is the responsibility of the organizers of WRI-17 and AIG-14 meetings, and of the attendees themselves, to maintain such an atmosphere, and the WRI-17 and AIG-14 consider the rich diversity of the membership of both societies and the broader geochemical community to be a resource that should be utilized in selecting candidates for the organizing committee, invited speakers, positions and special awards.

Expected Conduct at WRI-17 and AIG-14 Events

The WRI-17 and AIG-14 support and expect a professional atmosphere that respects diverse views and opinions. All meetings and sponsored activities shall be conducted in a professional atmosphere where all participants are treated with courtesy, respect, and consideration. The societies will communicate openly with participants in a courteous manner that is considerate, collegial, and cooperative, free from inappropriate behavior or harassment by or toward all participants, including scientists, students, guests, exhibitors, staff, vendors, and other suppliers promotes a professional and respectful atmosphere.

Unacceptable Conduct

The WRI-17 and AIG-14 misconduct or harassment of any kinds are expected to conduct themselves according to professional scientific standards, expected to maintain appropriate standards of conduct. Not engage in dishonest misrepresentation, coercive manipulation, censorship, or other misconduct that alters the content, veracity, or meaning of research results. Attendees will not engage in harassment, intimidation, or discrimination against conference participants. This includes physical or verbal abuse or threats of harm; stalking or uninvited physical contact; inappropriate use of sexual images in public spaces or presentations; inappropriate use of sexual images in oral or poster sessions or other events sponsored by WRI-17 and AIG-14 at conference sites, hotels and field trips.
You may not retain or use any presentation materials if the presentation is made available for viewing. Unauthorized copying or redistribution of presentation materials or use of data is a violation of the Code of Conduct. If you wish to use a presentation beyond the scope of your personal study, please contact the author for permission.

Reporting Incidents of Scientific or Other Ethical Misconduct

Participants who believe that an incident of scientific or ethical misconduct has been committed by an individual or group are encouraged to contact the WRI-17 and AIG-14 using the email: wri17@geoserv.kankyo.tohoku.ac.jp. Submitted reports will be treated confidentially.

Reporting Harassment

Attendees of the WRI-17 and AIG-14 Conference and related events who feel they have been harassed are encouraged to immediately inform the alleged harasser that the behavior is unwelcome. Often, the person may not realize that his or her conduct is offensive and, if advised, can correct the behavior so that it does not recur. However, a person who feels harassed is not required or expected to be sure to discuss his or her concerns with the perpetrator. If you are not comfortable with this approach, you may use the e-mail: wri17@geoserv.kankyo.tohoku.ac.jp. All reports of harassment or sexual harassment will be taken seriously.

Procedures for Dealing with Misconduct

Any person who is asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to do so immediately; WRI-17 and AIG-14 staff, leadership, conference hosting committee members, security personnel, and law enforcement will take any action deemed necessary and appropriate to address the misconduct. Such actions may range from a verbal warning to immediate removal from a meeting or activity without refusal.