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Subject: Leibniz PostDoc Network Listserv

Description: This mailing list serves as a general purpose networking, discussion and support list for all people interested in PostDoc related matters within the Leibniz Association.

It is an initiative by the Leibniz PostDoc Network ( and meant to be as accessible as possible.

So make sure to share this list with your colleagues and PostDoc friends!

The only requirement is to


As a rule, we do not allow e-mails from senders who are not associated with a Leibniz institute to be sent to the list.

By signing up and contributing to this listserv you agree to comply with its Code of Conduct which is found below.

Feel free to post and discuss anything that matters to you as an (aspiring/former) PostDoc within the Leibniz Association.

If you wonder, whether something has already been answered, you can look up past discussions here:

If you find that you get mails too often, you can switch to one of the 'digest' modes to get a summary once per week here:

Your Leibniz PostDoc Network


# Code of Conduct of the leibnizpd Listserv

## Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as listserv subscribers, moderators, and owners pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

## Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment

* Using welcoming and inclusive language
* Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
* Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
* Focusing on what is best for the community
* Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

* The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
* Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
* Public or private harassment
* Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
* Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

## Our Responsibilities

The listserv moderators and owners are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior. Moderators and owners have the right and responsibility to remove or reject emails to the listserv and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
The role of being a listserv owner is assigned by the Leibniz Postdoc Network spokespersons, elected by the annual assembly. Owners can name moderators if necessary and grant them administrative rights on the listserve.

## Scope

This Code of Conduct applies within all public conversations on the listserv itself as well as private responses by listserv members to messages sent via the listserv.
It also applies when an individual is representing the project or its community in public spaces. Examples of representing a project or community include using the listserv e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of the listserv may be further defined and clarified by moderators and owners.

## Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the owners at All complaints will be reviewed, if deemed necessary together with the moderators and spokespersons, and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.
Owners or moderators who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by the spokesperson or owners respectively..

## Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant homepage, version 1.4, available at
For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see

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