The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Code of Conduct

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment and culture to support scientific discourse and discovery that operates in accordance with Argonne's Core Values:


We think creatively, pursue innovative ideas, and deliver excellence to positively change our community, nation, and world.


We take personal responsibility for the safety, security, and well-being of ourselves, those around us, and our environment.


We embrace diversity, value the perspectives and contributions of others, and act professionally toward all.


We are honest, keep our commitments, and take responsibility for our actions and outcomes.


We include and inspire others, share and communicate openly, and celebrate success as one Argonne team.
  • Everyone is responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination, and retaliation.
  • Retaliation of any kind against anyone who makes a good faith report is inconsistent with Argonne’s Core Values.
  • Behavior that is inconsistent with Argonne’s Core Values may result in suspension or revocation of Argonne access privileges. A User’s home institution will be notified.


Our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

We are committed to conducting all aspects of Argonne’s work on-site, online or anywhere else in accordance with the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards.

Our Research Code of Conduct

Research integrity is an important aspect of the Integrity included in the Argonne Core Values which guide us as a lab and empower us to deliver science and technology, and operational excellence.

Our Commitment to Safety

Safety is integral to Argonne’s scientific research and engineering technology mission. We care and protect people and our environment.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Argonne values excellence in science and engineering. Our collective diversity and an inclusive culture add value to our scientific enterprise.


If you see or suspect unethical or illegal behavior, you may report your concerns via the mechanisms below.


This webpage is not part of the Argonne National Laboratory website or intranet and provides an anonymous mechanism for reporting unethical or illegal activity. All calls are confidential to the greatest extent possible.

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