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Code of conduct

The British Society for Immunology values our staff, members, volunteers and supporters and we are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone we engage with. All staff, members, BSI representatives, event attendees, sponsors and volunteers are required to follow this Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all of our events, other activities associated with the BSI, activities where people are representing the BSI and any other instances where the reputation of the BSI may be affected.

Everyone covered by this Code of Conduct is responsible for ensuring that the environment is safe and non-threatening for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof), in line with our Diversity & Inclusion framework.

We will not tolerate harassment, discrimination or bullying in any form, at any time. This applies to behaviours at our events as well as on social media and other online platforms.

Any violation of this Code of Conduct will result in the BSI taking appropriate action against the individual(s) concerned. This may result in individual(s) not being admitted to an event, being removed from an event and/or being removed from the membership (if they are a member). The BSI reserves the right to take action as we deem necessary and appropriate.

If you are being harassed, discriminated against or bullied, notice that someone else is being harassed, discriminated against or bullied, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of our staff or BSI Trustee immediately. If a member of BSI staff or a BSI Trustee is not available, please either contact the lead BSI representative onsite or contact the BSI office on +44 (0)203 019 5901 or email