ISCB Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Charter
In principle and in practice, ISCB values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. ISCB promotes involvement and expanded access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, or professional level.
The ISCB Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee shall (a) identify the inclusion and diversity strengths, issues, and opportunities within all aspects of ISCB; (b) develop strategies and plans to examine ways in which we include and exclude (however unintentionally) ISCB members; (c) systematically examine aspects of ISCB to enhance its effectiveness and ability to meet the needs of its diverse membership; and (d) respectfully document the successes of inclusivity approaches.
The EDI serves the ISCB Board of Directors by engaging our shared experiences, and promoting a community of respect that honors the humanity of all.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is an ISCB Outreach Committee. It is EDI's job to: (a) make recommendations regarding inclusive and diverse approaches, (b) examine programs, activities, policies, and practices to determine intentional or unintentional exclusiveness, and (c) engage members in scholarly dialogues, in consultation with the ISCB Board of Directors.