Diversity & Inclusion at the MBL
The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole has a long and distinctive history of convening the world’s most accomplished scientists for the purpose of discovery and innovation. Since 1888, the MBL has hosted thousands of researchers, students and faculty from all over the world. It is precisely this wealth in perspectives and experiences that makes our community unique. For this reason, the lab strives to maintain a welcoming environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are combined with an atmosphere of collaboration and training in efforts to advance scientific inquiry and discovery.
This commitment to diversity and inclusion demands that the MBL create a climate that represents the organization’s values of equity, civility, respect, and safety. The world-renown research and education conducted at the MBL can only thrive when everyone feels welcome and respected. An atmosphere of diversity and inclusion lays the foundation for empowering students, faculty, and staff to work hard and to work together to achieve shared goals.
The MBL’s unique history of convening inter-organizational researchers, faculty, and students from hundreds of institutions worldwide provides a unique challenge to ensuring policies are developed and enforced to address issues in a fair and open manner. As an institution, we are proud of the efforts that the MBL continues to undertake in its long-standing commitment to advocating and cultivating an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion, and we are confident that these efforts will have an impact on future generations over the next century.
The Marine Biological Laboratory has been a proud member of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative since 2004. For more information visit the Woods Hole Diversity website.