Inclusive Language in Contributions to the IRTF

The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) issued a Statement on Inclusive Language on 11 May, 2021.

The Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) concurs with that statement. Research is at its most understandable and effective when it uses terminology that is clear, precise, and widely accessible to readers from varying backgrounds and cultures. The IRSG encourages all IRTF participants to follow the guidance on inclusive language in NIST.IR.8366 when making contributions to the IRTF.