Mission and Values Statement

Our mission and values statement is a living document that serves to promote mutual understanding and growth amongst all Rape lab members. Here, we state goals and values, which we aim to hold each other accountable, in order to nurture a supportive and collaborative environment for all.

Goals: we strive to perform groundbreaking science in a collaborative and fun environment that builds on the diversity of us all.

Do research of the highest caliber

Break new ground: open new areas of science

Build a great training environment

Our goals are supported through these shared values:

Teamspirit & Collegiality

“it takes a village to raise a child”, but in this case “a scientist”. We all work together to build an exciting and functional lab – everyone contributes!

All lab members are responsible for cultivating a collaborative, kind, and communicative environment to support each other's growth and training.

We help each other when we can, and we are open to help and advice when offered.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

We support scientists from all places and backgrounds and believe that everyone has something to contribute.

We respect each others’ differences and are against discrimination by age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.

We’ll make sure that everyone can flourish in our lab and live up to their expectations for life and lab.


Our work is based on scientific and personal integrity.

We create an ethical environment in our work with animals.

We speak up if we see problems, and we try to solve them to the best of our abilities.