Code of Conduct

For the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES)

  1. Members of the AI2ES Center leadership and research teams shall carry out their activities with integrity and the highest ethical standards.  Members shall adhere to the AI2ES ethical code of conduct.
  2. Members will create and uphold a safe, open, welcoming, inclusive, and professional environment for learning, conducting, and communicating science with integrity, respect, fairness, trustworthiness, and transparency.  This includes learning and using good practices for intercultural and diverse collaborations, maintaining the dignity of all individuals, and valuing diversity in all forms.
  3. Members must refrain from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
  4. In addition to their own conduct, Members who either witness or are made aware of discrimination, harassment, or bullying by others should actively seek to prevent, report, and/or otherwise mitigate the offensive behavior.
  5. Members are also expected to adhere to their employer’s code of conduct and ethics.
  6. Violations of the code of conduct should be reported to either someone on the senior leadership team or the chair(s) of the EAB.   Any reports will be kept confidential and addressed carefully and confidentially.  If a member is violating the code of conduct or ethics, the senior leadership team will determine what sanctions need to be imposed.  This can include requiring DEI training or even banning them from AI2ES for serious offenses.  Serious offenses may be reported to the individual’s institution for further action.
  7. Members respect and value the flexible schedules of all AI2ES researchers and understand that email and other forms of communication are asynchronous and that responses are not expected outside of your personal working hours.
  8. Projects that are funded by AI2ES should ensure their code is accessible when work from that project is published.    All software and data published by AI2ES are licensed under Creative Commons 0 (see our IP agreement).

The AI2ES code of conduct was derived from the codes of conduct from the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Artificial Intelligence.