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Science Collaboration Institutions

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct provides ethical principles that all members of the LCO Science Collaboration will adhere to in our professional activities and interactions with each other. It is the responsibility of all members of our Collaboration, as well as people who obtain LCO time through the collaboration members, to familiarize themselves with ethical issues and procedures related to the oversight and maintenance of ethical standards for research and conduct.

All Science Collaboration institutions must adhere to LCO's Policies governing the allocation of observing time, which stipulate that (for example) time should not be granted to science programs that compete with LCO's key projects.

The institutions listed below are guaranteed observing time with the LCO Network.

Institution   Approximate hours per year
    2m 1m 0.4m
Australian National University   200 400 400
AURA (on behalf of the Chilean astronomical community)   0 600 400
Faulkes Telescope Project   620 0 0
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii   300 0 600
National Astronomical Observatories, China   0 600 0
National Science Foundation   400 2500 0
South African Astronomical Observatory   0 600 400
St. Andrews University   0 3300 0
University of Texas   0 600 300
Wise Observatory/I-CORE   0 1400 0
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias   0 800 800
Las Cumbres Observatory allocates the remaining time to Key Projects, regular and Director's Discretionary proposals, and the Global Sky Partners.
Las Cumbres Observatory, Inc.   2480 15300 17100
Total   4000 26000 20000

The approximate number of hours per year is scaled to an estimate of 1000 usable hours per telescope per semester.

Additional Science Collaboration Institutions

These institutions are not guaranteed observing time with the LCO Network but are eligible to apply for LCO's share.