Research Science and Security - Program

Research Science and Security Mini-Intensive

May 9 - May 10, 2024
1:00 - 4:30 PM ET

The importance of research security has gained prominence in recent years at research institutions nationwide. Many risks exist for both institutions and researchers, as well as for national and economic security. Institutions with over $50 million in federal funding per year will be required to certify that they have a compliant Research Security Program. This program ensures... Institutions can go beyond merely 'checking the boxes' by taking a thorough and proactive approach. This involves educating the research community on risks and best practices, promoting transparency among researchers, and establishing clear lines of communication both internally and with federal partners. During the session, participants will learn about their roles in the research security environment and how they can assist their employers in meeting compliance requirements, protecting the U.S. research enterprise from loss of intellectual property, and avoiding negative consequences for individuals and institutions.

Topics Include Regulatory background, Risk assessments for international collaborations, Institutional risk evaluations, Insider risk awareness, Disclosure requirements, e.g., Other/Current and Pending Support, Biosketch, Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs, Agency risk assessments and risk mitigation plans, Training requirements, Research security terms and conditions in RFPs and awards,  and Research Security Program certification and time frame.

Intended Audience

This program is targeted to research management professionals in areas adjacent to research security or with a role in research security such as pre-award, post-award, compliance, conflict of interest, export control, technology transfer, research misconduct, internal audit, responsible conduct of research (RCR), and others.

Learning Objectives

  • To give a high level overview of research security topics related to National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 and the CHIPS + Science Act
  • To understand how research security requirements are impacting federal sponsor standards 
  • To provide guidance on preparing for research security program implementation

Course Details

Online Classroom:
  • Intensive sessions will be held via Zoom.
  • You will receive login details and instructions on accessing the online classroom environment upon enrollment.
Connect Pages:
  • Access to Connect Pages will be provided upon enrollment in the course.
  • Connect Pages serve as the central hub for meeting recordings and communication.
CEU Credits:
  • This course is eligible for 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course and meet the evaluation criteria will receive a certificate of completion along with documentation of the earned CEU credits.