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Code of Conduct

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As the 2020 Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium has transitioned from in-person to online, we are adapting a Code of Conduct to reflect the virtual environment. We value your attendance and want to make your experience positive and productive through an open exchange of ideas in a professional setting.

  1. In order to attend this virtual conference, you must have registered online from the NIH Library website. You will receive a WebEx link in late September to join the conference. Due to seat limitations, please do not share or forward the link to other people. 
  2. Symposium presentations are WebEx based and listen- and view-only. We encourage attendees to use the chat box to raise questions.
  3. Poster sessions are split across the 3 days (October 7-9) of programming and will take place in dedicated Slack channels. Each poster has a designated live (text-based) poster Q&A session that is scheduled on Slack (11 am-12 pm EDT on either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday). We strongly encourage attendees to view and/or listen to the poster content ahead of time and come to the sessions with prepared questions.
  4. Posters are open for viewing from October 5 to 9.
  5. Unacceptable behaviors may result in immediate removal from accessing the online meeting and Slack channels. Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:
    1. Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images
    2. Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form
    3. Disruption of presentations during sessions
    4. Recording of sessions without permission
    5. Distribution of promotion materials, special offers, or any for-profit product announcements.