NIH/NSF Policy for Reporting of Harassment or Sexual Assault
Effective October 21, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires all awardee organizations to notify NSF of any findings/determinations of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment or sexual assault by any NSF-funded Primary Investigator (PI) or co-PI. It is NSF policy that all personnel supported by an NSF award must conduct themselves in a responsible and accountable manner during the award performance period, whether at the awardee institution, on-line, or outside the organization, such as at field sites or facilities, or during conferences and workshops.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has also recently reinforced similar policies, guidelines, requirements, and communications to make its expectations clear to the NIH workforce and NIH-funded organizations, and to take appropriate actions within their authority. NIH strives to ensure that individuals know their rights, where to report incidents of sexual harassment, and the resources available to them.