Code of Conduct

Expected behaviors

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By working in CHC, collaborating with us, participating in event organized by, or using a platform developed or maintained by CHC, you accept to abide by CHC's Code of Conduct and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form of behavior to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

In order to foster a positive and professional research and learning environment, we encourage the following kind of behavior in all platforms and events:

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Focus on what is best for everyone
  • Show courtesy and respect towards other people irrespective of position or role

Offensive behaviors

Offensive behaviors include but is not limited to:

  • written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group
  • causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through stalking, following, or intimidation
  • violent threats or language directed against another person
  • the display of sexual or violent images
  • unwelcome sexual attention
  • non-consensual or unwelcome physical contact
  • sustained disruption of talks, events or communications
  • insults or put downs
  • sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
  • excessive swearing
  • incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm
  • continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop
  • publication of private communication without consent

Consequences of a violation of the Code of Conduct

Collaborators and participants who are asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. This also applies to any events and community spaces organized by CHC. If a collaborator or participant engage in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the CHC team member(s) may warn the offender, ask them to leave the event, or set up an incident-specific report using Aarhus University's normal incident report channels (i.e., contact immediate manager or manager's manager).

Incidence report

If you feel that the Code of Conduct was violated in an event organized by CHC, no matter if it is online or in physical space, please notify the host of the event or CHC's Code of Conduct facilitators Line Ejby Sørensen and Kristoffer L. Nielbo. If the incident happened in a virtual platform developed or maintained by CHC, or if you are asked to, or if you feel uncomfortable to notify directly to the host or a Code of Conduct facilitator, please complete this form to report the incident. All reports can be treated confidentially, if stated, and submitted anonymously through the submission form (or email alias).

Aarhus University Whistleblower

Aarhus University has introduced a Whistleblower Scheme that intended to make it easier to report suspicions or knowledge of unlawful activities, serious incidents of bullying and harassment or other serious offences without the risk of reprisals.

The scheme supplements the normal channels for reporting offences and concerns, for example informing one’s manager or reporting suspicions of breach of responsible conduct of research to the Research Practice Committee.


Event: Any activity in online or physical space, professional or social, hosted or managed by CHC
Platform: Any research or educational tool or environment developed or maintained by CHC
Employee: A person that is contractually employed by CHC
Collaborator: A person that participates in organizing or hosting an Event with CHC
Participant: A person that particpates in an Event with CHC, but is not a collaborator

CHC Code of Conduct Officers

Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo

Professor Center Director Center for Humanities Computing
H 1483, 429
P +4526832608

Line Ejby Sørensen

Communications and Web Manager Center for Humanities Computing
H 1483, 429
P +4522120122

CHC's Code of Conduct is based on the Aarhus University Psychological work environment policies.