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Policies & Codes of Conduct

From the University, School of Medicine, and Yale Medicine

University Policies Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

All members of the Yale School of Medicine community, including faculty, staff, trainees and students must conscientiously abide by the principles of nondiscrimination and our commitments to diversity, inclusion, community engagement and equity.

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Responsible Conduct of Research and Academic Integrity

The University and the School of Medicine are committed to the conduct of research and research training activities in a scientifically responsible and ethical manner, and, in support of this commitment to ethically responsible research, subscribe to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) guidance on what are considered to be essential elements of an appropriate Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program.

Additional information about the integrity of research and academic inquiry at the School of Medicine and processes for raising concerns can be found here.

Institutional Standards of Conduct

The Institutional Standards of Conduct articulate the ethical and legal principles that govern business dealings by Yale faculty and staff.

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Yale Medicine Practice Standards and Professionalism Charter

Yale Medicine’s Practice Standards and Professionalism Charter outline expectations for providing exceptional patient care in a safe, collaborative and respectful environment.

Campus Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy applies to all members of the Yale community and prohibits the on-campus possession of weapons and other threatening behaviors.

Privacy and Security of Health Information

The University is committed to respecting patients’ and clinical research subjects’ rights to maintain the privacy of their health information and ensuring appropriate security of all protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the University’s HIPAA policies.