MESA Code of Conduct


In the interest of fostering a productive and welcoming collaborative environment, we ask that participants in the MESA project (whether developers, contributors, or users) commit to the following standards of behavior:

  • Participants will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming, inclusive, and free from any form of disrespect, intimidation, bullying, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

  • Participants will treat each other with civility and respect to create a collegial and professional environment where all voices and perspectives can be heard irrespective of biases, known and unknown. Creating an ethical and supportive environment is the responsibility of all participants.

  • Participants will avoid taking inappropriate actions or making statements based on characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, occupation, seniority or any other characteristic protected by law.


This Code of Conduct applies within spaces, both physical and virtual, that are established and/or supported as part of the MESA project. Examples include the MESA mailing lists, the MESA Github repository, MESA instrument papers, and MESA-branded events such as the annual Summer School.


Instances of Code-of-Conduct violations should be reported by contacting one or more of the following MESA Responsible Persons (MRPs):

All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.