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Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (EARS)

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 7-10 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions. We expect that reports submitted through the EthicsPoint system will be made in a good faith effort to address legitimate issues needing correction, or to otherwise provide reliable information.

Welcome to EARS, Brown University's anonymous and confidential Ethics and Compliance Reporting System. The University has selected EthicsPoint, Inc, a third party service provider, to provide you with simple, risk-free ways to report activities that may involve unethical of otherwise inappropriate activity or behavior in violation of Brown University's established policies in the areas of: Accounting and Finance, Information and Technology, Research, and Risk and Safety matters. Issues relating to areas not specifically mentioned here should be reported through existing University channels. For your information, the following are links to EARS related policies:

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.

Brown University Public Safety: 401-863-4111
or dial x3-4111 from any campus location.

All reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be handled discretely and given careful attention by the appropriate Brown University Administrators as indicated below. The administrators identified below will not receive reports in which they are specifically named. Situations reported will be reviewed and addressed in accordance with University policies and protocols.

Area Issue Owner Primary Contact
Accounting and Finance EVP for Finance and Administration Chief University Auditor
Information and Technology VP for Computing and Information Services/CIO Chief Information Security Officer
Research VP for Research AVP for Research Administration
Risk and Safety EVP for Planning and Policy Director of Environmental Health and Safety