Code of Conduct

This document establishes the code of conduct of the Modular Unified Solver of the Equation of State (MUSES) collaboration, which was initiated through NSF CSSI funding.


All members of the MUSES collaboration will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. MUSES members will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at all MUSES meetings, including weekly meetings and collaboration-wide meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse is the responsibility of all members.

All members of the MUSES collaboration will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.


All members of the MUSES collaboration agree to abide by this policy. This policy remains in place while scientists remain in the MUSES collaboration, attend MUSES collaborative meetings or schools, and while the MUSES collaborations lasts (even if this exceeds the duration of any funding to support the collaboration).

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to the MUSES executive committee immediately, who will then investigate the incident. MUSES members found to be in violation of the policy by the executive committee will be subject to disciplinary action. Sanctions may range from verbal warnings, to expulsion from the MUSES collaboration. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a MUSES member observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.