Union of Democratic Labs

What is the UDL?

The Union of Democratic Laboratories (UDL) is a newly founded scientific society and advocacy group that fights for the bottom-up expansion of radical democracy in the everyday practice of social science. We believe that fighting for an equitable world requires doing equitable science.

Our central goal is to establish standards for fair, humane, and accountable practices governing how laboratories are run and how workers in scientific workplaces are treated, then advocate for those practices to be widely adopted. See more about our values and goals in our Mission Statement.

We are here to support you in your advocacy efforts. Do you have a particular issue you wish to address? Let us know and we will help you organize, provide you with available resources (including direct funds), connect you with other UDL members, and promote your efforts.

Membership in the UDL is open to all, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, academic staff, and members of the public. Click here to join the UDL!

The UDL was founded in August 2020 by Jeff Lees.