NIH Working Group Meeting of the Advisory Council to the Director on changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment (ACD Working Group) (June 13-14, 2019). The ACD Working Group held a Working Group meeting, including issuing an informative report with these interim recommendations:
- Treat professional misconduct, including sexual harassment, as seriously as research misconduct
- Require all PIs to attest, when submitting NIH grant applications and progress reports, that they have not violated and will not violate their institutional code of conduct
- Establish mechanisms for restorative justice for survivors and to recapture lost talent
- Develop novel approaches to address investigator independence from their mentors
The ACD Working Group previously held private and public listening sessions with targets and survivors of sexual harassment. Click here for a link to the Report, including a videocast of the public listening session held on May 16, 2019: https://acd.od.nih.gov/documents/presentations/06132019Harassment.pdf.