July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

Code of Conduct

Our mission is to offer an on-line conference environment to report and discuss the results of fundamental research in particle physics, pushing forward the frontiers of human knowledge. A Code of Conduct describes the basic standards of behavior that we intentionally respect within our scientific community.

This Code of Conduct is based on the CERN’s Code of Conduct and IUPAP principles as stated in the IUPAP resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008 and 2011. It does not duplicate or extend existing legal rights and obligations, nor is it an exhaustive list of “dos and don’ts”. It is intended to remind us how to conduct ourselves, treat others, and expect to be treated. It is designed to help us understand both our rights and our obligations.

The organizers of ICHEP2020 encourage continuous learning and development and value a proactive approach to acquiring and sharing information. We thus also encourage a culture of openness where all participants feel free to engage in a discussion about the Code of Conduct. In addition, to increase understanding of how the Code of Conduct applies to practical situations, everybody is encouraged to consult the Code of Conduct with the ICHEP2020 conduct advisors:

  • Jiří Dolejší (dolejsi@ipnp.mff.cuni.cz),
  • Zdeněk Doležal (dolezal@ipnp.mff.cuni.cz).

These advisors will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and will counsel those accused of harassment, should such situations occur. The conference organizers may, after due consideration, take such action they deem appropriate, including warning or expulsion from the conference.

Integrity, professionalism and diversity form the starting point for this Code of Conduct. All of these values are equally important. Consequently, this Code should be read and interpreted as a whole.


As ICHEP2020 organizers and participants, we:

  • Behave ethically, with intellectual honesty, and are accountable for our actions.
  • Demonstrate fairness and impartiality.
  • Ensure that we credit others for their contribution.
  • Refrain from any act or omission intended to deceive others.
  • Respect the privacy of others and protect personal information given to us in confidence.
  • Exercise our authority responsibly. In particular, we abstain from using our authority or position instead of scientific arguments.
  • Avoid conflict of interest or situations that could be perceived as such.


As ICHEP2020 organizers and participants, we:

  • Encourage the free expression and foster mutual understanding.
  • Address any conflicts that may always appear proactively and impartially.
  • Use our professional experience in a constructive manner.
  • Contribute by sharing our knowledge and are open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Create and maintain a positive professional environment characterized by an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.
  • Abstain from and actively discourage all forms of harassment and retaliation, as well as verbal, non-verbal, written or physical abuse.


As ICHEP2020 organizers and participants, we:

  • Treat others with tact, courtesy and respect.
  • Abstain from and actively discourage discrimination in all forms.
  • Respect, appreciate and value differences, foster equality and promote collaboration.
  • Refrain from unpleasant or disparaging remarks or actions, in particular on the basis of sex, age, religion, beliefs, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, status, disability, or family situation.
  • Avoid offending others by exercising restraint, and are aware that statements or actions not intended to be offensive to another person may be perceived as such.