The LZ Community Agreement describes the procedures that members of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) collaboration have adopted to attempt to ensure a safe and positive work culture within the collaboration. The main objective of this Community Agreement is to establish a constructive workplace atmosphere in LZ and to address all behavior that contradicts this objective. When a collaborator joins LZ, they agree to abide by the LZ Community Agreement.
This LZ Community Agreement aspires to strengthen trust and mutual respect among collaborators to foster an inclusive and supportive collaboration environment allowing sound scientific research where everyone has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge through academic excellence. Every LZ member should read this document, and follow both its spirit and letter, always bearing in mind that each of us has a personal responsibility to incorporate and promote the principles of the Agreement into our work.
This Community Agreement is applicable to all professional interactions involving an LZ member. Such interactions may include, but are not limited to, in-person, virtual, or phone communications with collaborators, as well as any social or professional gatherings related to the collaboration, whether they are formal or informal in nature. This Agreement does not replace or abrogate any LZ member’s own institutional policies, regulations, requirements, reporting procedures or recommendations. All LZ members should make themselves aware of these and note that in some cases it may be more appropriate to seek guidance and report issues through home institutions where typically there exist considerable resources to support welfare in addition to reporting mechanisms.
The Community Agreement is available here.
This evolving document will be maintained by a Case Review Committee (CRC), reviewed annually in consultation with the LZ Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Committee to incorporate evolution of understanding of best practice and lessons learnt.