Code of conduct

Regardless of their position, participants to events and activities of the SFT community (SFT@Cloud) are expected to:

  • Act in an ethical and collaborative manner at all times as prescribed by the MIT Physics Community Values of well-being, respect, inclusion, collaboration, and mentorship.
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect, support and encourage each other’s growth, and step in as needed to maintain an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
  • Work with the utmost scientific integrity and respect the confidentiality of information and work presented during meetings and private discussions.
  • While questions, discussions, and scholarly debate are encouraged, be mindful that their words and actions do not stifle the contributions of others, especially participants who may be affected by systemic biases.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or inappropriate remarks about individual characteristics such as gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, national origin, religion, or citizenship status will not be tolerated.
  • Use one’s full name for all tools (especially, Zoom, Zulip,, whiteboard) in the form “Firstname Lastname”, and not abbreviations, first names or device names such as “iphone27”.

Violations can be reported to the organizers of the event or to the administrators of the website.

(This code is inspired from the ones at MIT Physics Department, CTP, and IAIFI. SFT@Cloud is an informal collaborative group and not affiliated to any of these institutes.)