Simons Observatory (SO) is devoted to promoting diversity in science and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all of our members.
To that end, SO has created an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team. The EDI team has formed organically out of two incentives: a group formed in response to the APS-IDEA initiative; and a response of the SO community to improving the climate within the collaboration. The SO EDI Team will consist of members at all levels who will oversee and be able to initiate efforts to improve equity, diversity, and inclusivity with the goal of creating and maintaining a healthy climate within the collaboration. The Team’s activities include:
- Arrange professional training in EDI for members
- Receive anonymous comments/issues related to the climate of the SO
- Provide collaboration members with EDI resources
- Maintain contact with EDI initiatives outside SO, to keep the collaboration informed of best practices