Effective January 30, 2023, NSF instituted a requirement for Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research.
NSF PIs are responsible for:
- Determining whether any “off-campus or off-site research” will occur on their NSF-funded award (see definition below). Plans are only required for NSF-funded awards containing research that is conducted off-site or off-campus.
- For purposes of this requirement, off-campus or off-site research is defined as data/information/samples being collected off-campus or off-site, such as fieldwork and research activities on vessels and aircraft.
- Completing, distributing, and retaining the Plan for NSF Safe and Inclusive Work Environment for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research.