Code of Conduct

The ICTMD Code of Conduct applies for all ICTMD events and online fora.

ICTMD Ireland is guided by the ICTMD Declaration of Ethical Principles (https://ictmusic.org/documents/ethics).

ICTMD Ireland is committed to providing harassment-free events for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or belief. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. All participants (speakers, attendees, volunteers, and visitors) at our events are required to cooperate with the following code of conduct to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of conference organisers, and in accordance with the relevant policies of the host institution. This commitment to a harassment-free environment also extends to online platforms where ICTMD has a presence, including the ICTMD-Ireland mailing list and social media platforms.

Harassment is any improper conduct that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence to another person: this includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or belief. It also includes intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, online harassment (through social media or other forms), and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or asking them to leave.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have other concerns, please contact an event organiser or a designated assistant, who will be happy to contact the university/college or other venue’s security or police, to arrange for an escort, or otherwise endeavour to help participants feel safe for the duration of the event.

Social media is too often a site for confrontation, rather than nuanced discussion or thoughtful academic debate and this is an issue that ICTMD Ireland would like to address in this code of conduct also. The committee request that online platforms are used to communicate information of interest to the membership and not as a site for political debate or personal attack. Should a member inadvertently email or post anything that causes upset to other members they must cease the conversation as soon as this is indicated to them. Improper posts or emails should be reported to the chair as soon as possible at chair@itcm.ie. This email will be monitored during normal office working hours.

In cases of serious misconduct the committee will suspend the member from the ICTMD Ireland organisation with immediate effect.