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Code of Conduct

The Research Strategy Community brings researchers together to exchange ideas on how to increase our strategic influence within organizations.


This Code of Conduct is to facilitate a safe, inclusive, and harassment-free environment where members feel welcome to engage in conversations and networking. The Code of Conduct applies equally to all members in the Research Strategy Community.

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Research Strategy Community Code of Conduct


The Research Strategy Community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.


The Code of Conduct applies equally to anyone who participates in a space affiliated with the Research Strategy Community, both online and off. Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Code of Conduct Committee.


If you believe someone has violated the Code of Conduct, please report it. For information on reporting a potential Code of Conduct violation and the process used to address such complaints, please review our Reporting Guide.

We encourage the following behaviors
  • Be welcoming and friendly. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds, identities, interests and skill levels. 

  • Be respectful and professional.  We are a community of professionals and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be respectful in all forms of communications and interactions, online or face-to-face.  Be considerate of the consequences of the decisions we make, the words we choose and the behaviors we exhibit.

  • When we disagree, try to understand the gap. People have different perspectives on issues. Remember we are different and that’s why we are here to learn from each other in order to create a better outcome. When disagreement happens, be calm and focus on understanding the differences, help resolve issues and move forward.

  • When making a mistake, apologize and learn from it.  We are humans and we all make mistakes.  When it happens, apologize, learn from the mistake and move on.  

We don’t accept the following behaviors

Unacceptable behaviors include the following:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person

  • Negative or offensive comments (including jokes) based on race, religion, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, mental health, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, family dynamics, or political affiliation

  • Divulging private or personal information about others, including doxing or “outing” people for any of the protected categories above

  • Posting sexually explicit or violent material

  • Unwelcome sexual or physical attention

  • Attacking other people’s identity, character, or personality

  • Promoting products or services to benefit individuals or commercial organizations

  • Retaliating against anyone who reported the violation of the Code of Conduct


Reporting and Resolving Issues

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct we ask that you report it to the Code of Conduct Committee by emailing All reports will be kept confidential. If a member of the committee is believed to have violated the Code, you may contact any of the other members individually. Your report will be kept confidential and the member in question will be required to recuse themselves from any investigation or discussion of the report.


For more information on reporting a potential Code of Conduct violation and the process used to address such complaints, please review our Reporting Guide.


Code of Conduct Committee Members



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