The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently announced new measures to protect the research community from harassment. As the primary funding agency of fundamental science and engineering research in the United States, NSF is committed to promoting safe, productive research and education environments for current and future scientists and engineers.
Contained in this announcement, is a new policy statement in Chapter II.E.7., Conference Proposals. For those that will be using NSF funds in support of conferences, effective January 28, 2019, University of Colorado’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy must be disseminated to conference participants prior to attendance at the conference as well as made available at the conference itself.
University of Colorado is committed to upholding these standards and with the support of the Office of Intuitional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), employs a comprehensive and integrated approach. For more information about OIEC or University of Colorado’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, please visit OIEC’s website.
If you have any questions about NSF’s new policy, please contact the OCG Compliance Team.