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NSF emphasizes its strong commitment to preventing harassment and to ensuring working environments, including field settings, are free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment for all researchers. Please see the NSF statement on this issue.

Principal Investigators (PIs) planning to work in the Arctic under an NSF grant should ensure that all field team members consider the following information BEFORE leaving for the field:

It is also important to discuss ahead of time how to deal with emergency and medical issues that may arise in the field. These are some items to think about before you go:

PIs who are taking students into the field should review Field Program Considerations for Institutions, as the document represents the standard of practice for most institutional activities that involve students.

Please contact your Health, Safety & Environment or risk management department for further direction and/or assistance.



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