Code of Conduct

InterMine Code of Conduct

Like the technical community as a whole, the InterMine team and community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers from all over the world, working on every aspect of the mission - including mentorship, teaching, and connecting people.

Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to founders, mentors, students, and those seeking help and guidance.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the InterMine project. This includes chat, the mailing lists, issue trackers, community calls, face-to-face events, and any other forums created by the project team which the community uses for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person’s ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by email. For more details please see our Reporting Guidelines at the end of this page.

Reporting Guidelines

Please speak to Daniela Butano ( or Rachel Lyne (


This text has been adapted from the fantastic Django Code of Conduct.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.