SSSC Code of Conduct

The LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We value the participation and contributions of every member of the SSSC, and we have a shared responsibility in maintaining the SSSC as a positive, inclusive, supportive, and successful community. Accordingly, all SSSC members are expected to abide by the following Code of Conduct.

As members of the SSSC,

This Code of Conduct applies to all SSSC situations and interactions online and offline, in person meetings, emails, mailing lists, forums, social media, social events associated with an SSSC or LSST workshop or conference, group interactions, and one-on-one interactions.

SSSC members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If someone points out that you have violated the Code of Conduct, it can be tempting to become defensive— but instead, we ask that you apologize, reflect a moment, and move on. If you do not understand why issue was taken with your behavior, the SSSC leadership will be happy to discuss it with you, so that everyone can learn from the experience.

SSSC members violating these rules may be asked to leave the collaboration at the sole discretion of the SSSC co-chairs after consultation with the SSSC working group leads and the LSSTC Science Collaborations Coordinator.

Any issues related to the Code of Conduct can be brought to the confidential attention of the SSSC co-chairs, SSSC working group leads and/or the LSSTC Science Collaborations Coordinator.

This code of conduct has been adapted from the following resources:

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The SSSC Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. We freely encourage other researchers to reuse and adapt this Code of Conduct.