Code of Conduct


Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The incredibly diverse body of students is the strongest asset of the Sang group. We believe strongly that improving equity, diversity, and inclusion at ALL levels is of critical importance. As a group, we strive to promote a bias-free professional environment. We welcome and support self-motivated researchers from all cultural and gender groups. We thoughtfully design personalized training plains that align with the personal and professional goals of each unique individual. (Refer to the group code of conduct.)


Sang Group Code of Conduct

In addition to the scientific goals related to sustainable energy research of the Sang Group, we aim to conduct research in an open, diverse, honest, and respectful environment. All members must follow the code of conduct outlined below.

Academic Integrity

      • Scientific misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, is strictly forbidden.
      • Keep accurate and complete experimental records.
      • Respect experimental results. No unsubstantiated and exaggerated discussion of research findings.
      • Understand the limitations of your work/knowledge. Learn from and encourage others.

Maintain a Safe and Shared Working Space

      • Strictly follow lab safety procedures.
      • Operate lab equipment only after receiving training from and being signed off by a designated instrument manager.
      • Clean and organize personal space, communal space, and shared equipment after use.
      • Inform equipment managers of malfunctioning equipment ASAP, and provide assistance to the manager(s) fixing the issue.

Respect Others’ Time

      • Be well-prepared for meetings, show up on time.
      • Be considerate of others’ schedules, providing sufficient notice when asking for help.
      • Be proactive, not aggressive.

Keep Communication Professional and Effective

      • Address issues directly, using concise language (in person and/or via email)
      • Do not distract others when they are in the middle of a task.
      • Provide constructive feedback to others.
      • Be open to feedback, accept responsibility for mistakes, and make corrections.
      • Respect the personal boundaries of others.
      • NO gossiping in or outside of the lab. Targeting specific group members is not allowed and will not be tolerated.
      • Ensure every member has equal opportunity to participate in lab and social settings.
      • Present yourself and impact others with a positive attitude.
      • Express gratitude when you have been helped.

Discrimination and Harassment (Link to Definitions)

      • The Sang Group enforces a zero tolerance policy on discrimination and harassment.
      • Be mindful of implicit and unconscious bias.
      • Avoid all bias based on race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, educational background, or other personal attributes.
      • If you see or experience inappropriate conduct, speak up remembering the principles of this Code of Conduct.
        • Accept that everyone makes mistakes.
        • Respond in a constructive way.
        • Attempt to resolve your issue with the person first. If this does not work, find a mediator.