In 2017, AGU was among the first scientific societies to define harassment, discrimination and bullying as scientific misconduct. Issues like harassment and bullying affect the global scientific community by creating unsafe and unhealthy environments for people to conduct research and work. Such environments are known to drive people from participating in science careers.

The AGU Ethics and Equity Center provides access to policies, reports, tools, surveys and learning resources to address gender and sexual harassment in the sciences. For student and early career scientists who have been affected by harassment, bullying, discrimination or other misconduct, free legal consultation is available via the AGU Ethics and Equity Center.

The materials below outline practices researchers, students, scientific societies, academic departments and institutions can use to implement and encourage safe, welcoming environments for everyone.

Safe AGU

Policies & Reports


This collection of policies from organizations and scientific departments reflects many promising practices for addressing ethical conduct.

For a wide selection of ethics codes and policies for reference as you develop your own, please visit the Illinois Institute of Technology's collection of ethics codes and policies


This collection of reports provides data and recommendations for addressing harassment in academia and the sciences.

Education, Tools & Surveys


This collection of educational resources provides background information on bullying, harassment and ways to address these issues.


This collection provides tools to take action and establish anti-harassment and bullying practices in your workplace or institution.


These surveys can help you implement a study of the environment at the departmental level or the institutional level in order to inform best practices in your workplace.

Workshops & Trainings

Click here to visit anti-harassment workshops & trainings.


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