Code of Conduct
Version 1.1, 2021-10-15

This is the current state of our Code of Conduct, which was adopted from UKRN. We consider this document a living document. Please be aware that it is subject to changes as our government structure, our tools as well as our channels of communication evolve.


The Norwegian Reproducibility Network (NORRN) is a peer-led consortium that aims to promote robust and reproducible research in Norway. NORRN’s main activities are to provide training and disseminating best practice, and working with stakeholders to ensure coordination of efforts across the sector. It is initially led by the NORRN initiating members and will be subsequently led by the network’s elected Steering Group.

NORRN aims to understand the factors that contribute to poor research reproducibility and replicability, and to develop approaches to counter these and improve the quality of the research we produce. These issues affect all disciplines, so NORRN aims for broad disciplinary representation. NORRN’s position is that ongoing efforts to address these issues represent an opportunity to improve our research by reforming culture and practice. Consistent with this, all participants in our activity, events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

To this end, everyone participating in NORRN activities is required to adhere to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all NORRN activity including, but not limited to, meetings, email and other forms of written or verbal communications. Meeting hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By taking part, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which the NORRN resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

The NORRN Steering Group is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct. It can be contacted by using the following contact form. All reports will be reviewed by the Steering Group and will be kept confidential.

More information below

I. NORRN Code of Conduct

I - The NORRN Code of Conduct 

The NORRN is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we do not tolerate behaviour that is disrespectful or that excludes or intimidates others. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on characteristics that include, but are not limited to, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, nationality, ethnic or social origin, pregnancy, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, religion or belief (or lack thereof), membership of a national minority, property, age, education, socio-economic status, technical choices, and experience level.

Expected Behavior

All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. All interactions should be professional regardless of platform (i.e., either online or in-person). 
To foster a positive and professional environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviours in all NORRN events and communications:
● Use welcoming and inclusive language 
● Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences 
● Gracefully accept constructive criticism 
● Focus on what is best for the community 
● Show courtesy and respect towards other community members 

Unacceptable Behaviour 

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants at any NORRN event/platform include: 
● Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group 
● Causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through stalking, following, or intimidation 
● Violent threats or language directed against another person 
● The display of sexual or violent images 
● Unwelcome sexual attention 
● Non-consensual or unwelcome physical contact 
● Sustained disruption of talks, events or communications 
● Insults or put downs 
● Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes 
● Excessive swearing 
● Incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm 
● Continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop 
● Publication of private communication without consent 

Consequences for Unacceptable Behaviour 

Participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This applies to any NORRN events and platforms, either online or in-person. If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, the organizers may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event or platform (without refund, if applicable), or engage the Initiating Members to investigate the Code of Conduct violation and impose appropriate sanctions if necessary. 

Incident Reporting Guidelines

If someone violates the Code of Conduct during a NORRN-related event we ask that you report it to the event host, organiser, or a designated incident response person. The person you have talked to should make a report to NORRN about the incident by contacting the Steering Group, or using the contact form. If this is not possible for some reason, we would be very grateful if you could report the incident yourself. 

If a violation occurs in an online space outside of organised events, please contact us by completing a report without disclosing your identity via our contact.

Detailed Incident Reporting Guidelines

A detailed incident reporting guideline will be established once a mature NORRN structure will be in place, and will align with the UKRN Incident Reporting Guideline.

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