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NIH requires disclosure about sexual harassment by grantees

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Science  19 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6497, pp. 1301
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6497.1301

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is tightening grant rules to demand institutions tell it about sexual harassment by researchers that the agency supports. Starting 12 June for new awards, NIH will expect institutions to report when an investigator is removed from a grant because of harassment findings or allegations. NIH also wants to know when an investigator moves their grant to another institution because of sexual misconduct issues. Together, the requirements will close two gaps in the agency's policies, NIH officials say. The changes align NIH's policies more closely with those of the National Science Foundation, although differences remain.

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