ISAC Code of Conduct at Meetings and Other Society Activities
ISAC expects members and meeting attendees to behave in a courteous, collegial, and respectful fashion to each other, volunteers, ISAC staff, vendors, and meeting facility staff. Attendees should abide by common-sense rules governing professional and personal interactions, and public behavior (including behavior in public electronic communications), and should show common courtesy to others, and respect for private property, including respect for the intellectual property of presenters. Demeaning, abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards other attendees or towards volunteers, ISAC staff, meeting management group, convention center staff, or security will not be tolerated, either in personal or electronic interactions. Scientific misconduct will not be tolerated at meetings or other society activities. Scientific misconduct is defined as an action that willfully compromises the integrity of scientific research, and includes plagiarism and the falsification or fabrication of data. Suspected cases of scientific misconduct should be referred to the Chair of the ISAC Ethics Committee for action.
ISAC Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of the society that all members are responsible for ensuring that the ISAC community is free from sexual harassment in all communications and during the annual conference. The society strongly disapproves of inappropriate sexual behavior either at the annual conference or during any in-person or virtual society functions and communications. All members and event attendees should avoid actions or conduct which could be viewed as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexually harassing nature, when: (1) submission to the harassment is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a society community professional relationship; (2) submission to or rejection of the harassment is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the individual; or (3) the harassment has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s professional standing or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Acts of harassment will not be tolerated in relation to any society activity, including, but not limited to, the giving of awards and grants, fundraising, acceptance of abstracts, and handling of manuscripts.