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Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all people.


The Finnish Reproducibility Network (FIRN) is a developing consortium that aims to ensure Finland retains its place as a centre for world-leading research, by investigating the factors that contribute to robust research, providing training and disseminating best practice, and working with stakeholders to ensure coordination of efforts across scientific disciplines. It is organized by the FIRN Organizing Team, which currently comprises Vootele Vöikar and Plinio Casarotto (both HiLife Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki), and Andreas Scherer (Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM, HiLife Unit, Univiersity of Helsinki).

The FIRN originated from the desire to understand the factors that contribute to poor research reproducibility and replicability, and to develop approaches to counter these and improve the quality of the research we produce. These issues affect all disciplines, so the FIRN aims for broad disciplinary representation. FIRN’s position is that ongoing efforts to address these issues represent an opportunity to improve our research by reforming culture and practice. Consistent with this, all participants in our activity, events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

To this end, everyone participating in FIRN activities is required to adhere to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all FIRN activity including, but not limited to, meetings, email and Slack channels. Meeting hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By taking part, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which the FIRN resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

At this stage in the development of the FIRN, the FIRN Organizing Team is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct. It can be contacted by emailing. All reports will be reviewed by the Organizing Team and will be kept confidential.

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