COG maintains a strong commitment to providing the infrastructure and administrative support necessary to enable high-quality research and technology development. COG highly values scientific freedom and our scientists work in a collaborative, collegial environment. Our researchers work together across projects, providing advice and guidance regarding specialty areas. These collaborative endeavors create a stimulating intellectual atmosphere. In addition, COG has a strong commitment to professional development and knowledge acquisition and strives to provide professional development funds for our researchers to attend classes, conferences, and trainings.