Metabolomics Society Statement of Inclusivity and Diversity

Discrimination, racism and other forms of structural inequality are widespread issues in science. The Metabolomics Society acknowledges that many of us have benefited from the current structures, and we are actively taking a stand by examining and challenging existing structural inequalities. Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are the cornerstones of productive, innovative and impactful scientific communities, and we need to invest in these key factors to safeguard the future of our field. Thus, we will wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.

The consequences of social injustices often disproportionately affect early-career scientists. The Metabolomics Society is committed to involving early-career metabolomics scientists in decision-making processes and empowering them to effect change, as they represent the future of science and academic leadership. The Board of Directors and the EMN are dedicated to promoting diversity among the Society’s members and committees and enable participation from all, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or other status.

As the voice of the international metabolomics community, we commit to listen, reflect and strive for equal representation, equity, diversity and inclusivity in our society.

Code of Conduct

The Metabolomics Society is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants are expected to abide by the Metabolomics Society Meetings Code of Conduct at either in-person or online events.

Expected Behavior

All participants, attendees, and vendors are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, and suppliers/vendors.
Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue

Inappropriate Behavior

Verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, service provider, or other meeting guest.

Inappropriate Behavior not Tolerated at Metabolomics Society Conference Events, Including Online Events

  • Harassment, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of talks at oral sessions, poster sessions, workshops either in-person or online.

Reporting Inappropriate Behavior

If you experience any inappropriate behavior please contact either the online moderator, conference staff (located at registration desk), or Metabolomics Society Officer/Board of Director where appropriate. Please contact security if you experience or observe any serious threats to public safety.

Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior
Security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund.
The Metabolomics Society reserves the right to take any appropriate action including prohibiting attendance at any future meeting.