Our values

Cofactor strives to be as ethical a company as possible.

We respect people equally:

  • We respect everyone regardless of irrelevant factors
  • We do not discriminate based on  gender (male/female/nonbinary or cis/trans), sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, native language, level of English ability, disability or academic title
  • We will challenge examples of discrimination or bias if they arise in workshops
  • We expect our trainers to be respected when carrying out Cofactor work
  • We will decline requests for travel to locations where we feel our trainers wouldn’t be fully safe and equally treated for any reason
  • We ensure training rooms are comfortable and that refreshments and breaks are provided

We believe science should serve society:

  • We encourage scientists to practice open science and publish their research open access
  • We encourage the publication of all outputs of research to prevent publication bias
  • We encourage rapid dissemination of urgent research on climate and disease
  • We help scientists with their careers by helping them publish their work as effectively as possible

We minimise the negative environmental impact of our activities:

  • We use lower-impact travel options whenever possible (train rather than air, and bicycle/bus/train rather than car)
  • We will explore other options rather than flying, such as online training or using a local trainer
  • If a journey cannot be done without flying, we will charge extra and will donate the difference to an environmental charity.
  • We will provide training handouts electronically if at all possible
  • We recycle and reuse paper and other materials
  • We will ask clients about their environmental policies when they book workshops
  • We will donate a proportion of our profits each year to an environmental charity