NIH Workplace Conduct Requirements

NIH supports safe and respectful work environments that are free from harassment, including sexual harassment, discrimination, or other forms of inappropriate conduct that can result in a hostile work environment. Learn who to contact with questions or concerns, and what NIH’s expectations are for institutions and the individuals supported on NIH-funded awards. 

In accordance with NIH Notice NOT-OD-22-129, NIH requires institutions to notify NIH when a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) or other Senior/Key personnel on an NIH grant or cooperative agreement notice of award is removed or otherwise disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions. 

Emory is committed to NIH’s expectation that all NIH-funded research occurs in a harassment-free environment. 

Emory has effective measures in place to address concerns and to safeguard the research environment. Allegations of harassment and bullying are investigated by the university when reported. Moreover, concerns about harassment and bullying can be reported through numerous means including, but not limited to, Human Resources, the Department of Equity and Inclusion, and through the Trust Line. 

The Trust Line is run by an independent third-party and is designed for reporting potential ethical, legal, and/or business conduct violations or concerns at Emory in a confidential manner. 

Concerns received via the Trust Line are then triaged to the appropriate office at Emory for review. The Trust Line is available by telephone and through an online reporting tool. 

Information on the Trust Line is available here: 

In addition, Emory also maintains numerous institutional policies to help foster a safe environment including the following: 

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