Code of Conduct

The Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-based Research (CENTAUR) is founded on the basis of inter-university cooperation for the purpose of developing high-caliber nuclear scientists in support of the workforce and research needs relevant to the DOE/NNSA mission. This involves working collaboratively with people of different backgrounds to achieve the common goal of high-quality research. This is best done in a safe and respectful environment. CENTAUR endorses the basic principles endorsed by the APS (APS Guidelines for Professional Conduct) and the home institutions of each of its members for the purposes of equal professional opportunity.

As a center focused on workforce development, participants in CENTAUR of any capacity will conduct themselves respectfully and professionally (free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation) to allow for the growth of themselves and other individuals, as well as the success of the scientific endeavors. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to the Director of CENTAUR. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties. The relevant harassment policies of each of the collaborating universities may be used as a guideline. Collaborations within CENTAUR will follow the authorship guidelines of the APS.