Please join our mattermost channel to share advice, news and help - or just to stay in touch with your colleagues in these crazy times.

Also, do not hesitate to contact us at our emails, and or, if you are in need of specific help. In particular, we have a list of volunteers who are willing to help in the Geneva area.

News & upcoming events

(last updated 6 April 2020)

1 September
Application deadline for CERN's Fellowship and Post Career Break Fellowship programmes.
15 April
"Soft-skills workshop" organized jointly with our Early-Career friends in ALICE, ATLAS and CMS. Topic: "Making the best out of working from home". Please register through the Indico page.
7 April
Tuesday meeting with Eckhard Elsen, CERN Director for Research and Computing. Please send you questions for Eckhard to Giovanni and/or Chris - or to your ECGD officers.
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What are we here for?

To quote from the LHCb constitution,

The Early Career and Gender Diversity (ECGD) office oversees the well being and working environment of all LHCb members.
We are here for all issues related to gender and diversity and to the needs of our colleagues at an early career stage. In particular, we deal with issues related to any type of indirect or direct discrimination, be it on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, creed, cultural background or other factors. Please contact us if you have experienced or witnessed any type of discrimination or harassment or any inappropriate behaviour in conflict with the LHCb Code of Conduct. We guarantee absolute confidentiality.

We organize plenary meetings at every LHCb collaboration week and we advertise news and activities related to ECGD issues through this web page and through emails to the collaboration. Please help us help you by letting us know of your concerns and by pointing us to relevant news, events and resources.

Who are we?

The two ECGD officers are appointed for a two-year term by the LHCb management and endorsed by the Collaboration Board. ECGD officers are usually "seniorish" members of the collaboration, with long-term work contracts, to make sure we can act independently and are not easily intimidated.

Francesca started her term in October 2019, while Eli started in October 20. Please contact us at our personal email addresses, (Francesca) and/or (Eli), for any confidential matters. We will be happy to arrange for a call or a meeting with you. For general messages, you can best reach the ECGD office at the generic email address Messages to the generic email address will be archived and accessible to our successors.

You can find a list of all ECGD officers and their terms of office here.


For general messages:
You can reach the ECGD office by email to
For all confidential matters:
Please contact us at our personal emails.


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