In July 2018, at a Research Managers Working Group meeting, members expressed an interest in AMRC developing a model anti-bullying and harassment policy for all members to use. To address this need we published an anti-bullying and harassment paper.

This paper provides suggested wording for grant terms and conditions to tackle bullying and harassment, as well as an internal guide for charities wishing to implement their own bullying and harassment policy.

Bullying and harassment has no place in medical and health research. It can directly affect the quality of the research and have a destructive effect on the research environment. Although our paper is not mandatory for AMRC members we hope that many of our charities will choose to implement policies that discourage bullying and harassment in the research activities they fund.