Information on your rights and responsibilities as an NIH trainee or fellow, including important resources and policies governing your training experience.
The NIH is committed to a work environment that is collegial, respectful, safe, and productive, where everyone can grow and learn.
We want you to feel safe at NIH and in your research group. We also expect that you will contribute to building a safe environment for colleagues in your research group and beyond.
Intramural policies for trainees and fellows
Information governing trainee appointments, including leave, telework, exceptional extensions, outside activities, reasonable accommodation and more.
Information about research misconduct, authorship, authorship disputes, record keeping, mandatory trainings, and other research integrity topics.
NIH Relationship Policy
Information about personal boundaries in workplace relationships, especially those between trainees and fellows with their supervisors and Principal Investigators (PIs).
NIH Anti-Harassment Program
Information about NIH resources to guide and support you, should you experience or witness harassment, bullying, or inappropriate behavior.
Staying safe at NIH
Information on laboratory safety, mandatory safety training, ergonomic assessments, what to do if you are hurt on campus, and where to seek guidance and support when issues arise.