Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct | Omdena

Code of Conduct

Integrity is most important to us. It shows respect for your clients, your work, and the work of your peers.

Prior to joining in an Omdena Open Education project, you must read and agree to Omdena’s collaborator Honor Code, Terms & Conditions, and Privacy Policy.

After reading through the below, sign in the form at the bottom. 

Honor Code

You need to follow our Honor Code:

  • Your code must be your own work. 
  • If your code is identified as plagiarism, you may be removed from the community. We also have the right to revoke any additional benefits you would have received after the successful completion of a project. 
  • If you see, someone else is plagiarizing (copying materials from another source without giving credit), immediately contact us.

In addition, we expect the following behavior from our community members:

Be polite.

  • Treat your fellow members with respect.
  • Insulting, condescending, or abusive words will not be tolerated.
  • Do not harass others.
  • Please do not attack people.

Respect Privacy and Be sensitive.

  • Do not collect personal information on the collaborators on the team (such as email addresses).
  • Remember that Omdena is a global forum with people from many different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Be kind, thoughtful, and open-minded when discussing race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or controversial topics since others likely have different perspectives.

Post appropriate content in Slack.

  • You have to use your real and full name in slack.
  • Do not advertise or promote outside products or organizations.
  • You may not post inappropriate (e.g., pornographic or obscene) content.
  • Do not post copyrighted content.
  • Do not spam the forums with repetitive content.
  • Avoid sending direct messages to members unless absolutely necessary. 


Activity in the Challenge

  • Tasks to be collaborated on are predefined by the product owners. After the kickoff call, product owners create the different task channels and announce them in the #tasks channel. 
  • All contributors should join task channels and show active involvement within the first week. Contributors can suggest to create different tasks in the #tasks channel and, if approved by the product owner(s), can create the task channel for others to join.


Posts that violate this Code may be deleted or made invisible to others by any forum moderator. Any collaborator who repeatedly breaks these rules may be removed from the community.


Data, IP, and Confidentiality

The collaborator agrees that no individually identifiable data shall be disclosed, released, revealed, showed, sold, rented, leased, loaned, or otherwise have access granted to any person out of the community. Additionally, the collaborator will not attempt to identify or contact any specific individual included in a dataset, or with the use of other information, without written permission from Omdena.

The collaborator will understand and abide by all data use agreements, licensing conditions, and restrictions for proprietary and open-source datasets.  NOTE:  Albeit limited, ‘free and open’ public datasets often have usage requirements that must be followed.

The code that the collaborator is writing should be stored in the GitHub repo of Omdena. You can use your local repo to write and test code (including use Google Collab) but you must move the final code to the Omdena Github repo. By being part of an Omdena local chapter project you agree to hand over the copyright of the code and Intellectual Property of any work done as part of the project to Omdena Inc. All the code will be made open source through GPL 3 license. 

During the project, you may download data or code to your local PC if necessary. However, the collaborator will destroy all confidential information associated with actual records as soon as the purposes of the project have been accomplished and notify the providing agency to this effect in writing.


By agreeing to take part in the Omdena project a collaborator agrees to share her LinkedIn profile with other collaborators. Omdena may tag her LinkedIn profile in a LinkedIn post. Additionally, the kickoff and final presentation calls will be recorded and may be broadcasted. 

When the project is complete, the collaborator will

  • Destroy all hard copies containing confidential data (e.g., shredding or burning);
  • Delete all online confidential data;


Sharing of Project Results

Any content on the work done in the project can only be shared after the end of the project with Omdena’s written permission and giving due credit to Omdena and the local chapter. This applies to blog posts, articles, academic papers, and social media posts.

By signing below, you agree to comply with Omdena’s code of conduct as well as the

terms and conditions.


Report abuse

If someone is violating the Code of Conduct, you can report them by contacting Omdena support at [email protected].