Like all virtual workspaces where people are invited to participate and make contributions, there is the risk that an individual could disrupt the creative process or vandalize the product itself. However, there are a number of mechanisms in place to mitigate this risk and incentives to dissuade inappropriate or destructive behaviour within the GCcollab community.
- GCcollab members are required to use their real names and professional email addresses when registering. Pseudonyms or 'handles' are not permitted.
- GCcollab is a business tool. It is unlikely that an individual will risk their professional reputation for the sake of mischief.
- Given that everything that happens in GCcollab is fully documented and tied back to a unique user account, it is easy to identify someone who vandalizes or posts inappropriate content on GCcollab.
GCcollab members are expected to behave professionally and responsibly.
- Academics and students must behave in accordance with the code(s) of conduct administered by their respective post-secondary institution.
- Municipal, provincial, and territorial public servants are expected to abide by their respective codes of values and ethics.
- Federal public servants are to follow the ‘Value and Ethics Code for the Public Service’