When researchers are in the field, CPS staff are on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies and incidents.
An incident is an injury, illness to people, or damage to field equipment. Those hearing about an incident should attempt to learn as much as possible from the research team or others involved. Important information includes:
• PI and home institution
• Summary of what happened
• Lessons learned
• Pictures or diagrams
To capture and communicate information to the NSF, CPS staff fill out the incident report form. Those who wish to self-report an incident are encouraged to use the form (download it here) and send it to the Field Risk Manager.