The LZ Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) committee was established in March 2018 to focus on fostering an inclusive collaboration environment in which everyone can thrive. The committee’s scope of work has been outlined here. As a result, LZ has adopted a Community Agreement, with 2 ombudspersons and 5 members of a Case Review Committee (CRC). There will be a plenary session at every bi-annual in-person LZ collaboration meeting focused on ED&I issues.

Current ED&I Committee chair: Dr. Kimberly Palladino, University of Oxford

Feel free to contact the current committee chair or the LZ Spokersperson with questions or suggestions regarding DE&I in LZ.


The LZ Ombudspersons and CRC are available to LZ collaborators who are experiencing conflicts or disputes as part of their LZ activities. Details regarding reach and responsibilities of LZ Ombudspersons and CRC can be found within the LZ Community Agreement here.

Anyone, irrespective of LZ affiliation, may contact the Chair(s) of the CRC in relation to any matters of conduct involving members of LZ, as described within the Community Agreement. 

Chairs of the CRC