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The IETF Ombudsteam allows you to confidentially report and raise concerns about harassment and other conduct within the IETF.

IETF meetings, virtual meetings, and mailing lists are intended for professional collaboration and networking. The IETF strives to create and maintain an environment in which people of many different backgrounds are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Those who participate in the IETF are expected to behave according to professional standards and demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviour, and must not engage in harassment.

For more information, please see the IESG Anti-Harassment Policy and BCP 25RFC 7776 on IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures*.

If you believe you have been harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you are encouraged to raise your concern in confidence with one of the Ombudspersons at ombudsteam at The current persons in this team are:

Ombudsteam members

Allison Mankin (allison.mankin at

Allison Mankin

Avri Doria (avri at


Melinda Shore (melinda.shore at

Melinda Shore

Pete Resnick (resnick at

Pete Resnick

Shivan Sahib (shivankaulsahib at

Shivan Sahib

Sofia Celi (cherenkov at


To reach the IETF Ombudsteam send email to or to the individuals' email addresses above.

*) If your organisation outside the IETF is interested in implementing similar anti-harassment procedures, the authors of the RFC have made a CC0-copyrighted version available at