The National Institutes of Health has published new guidance on disclosure of outside activities, related to the prevention of inapprorpate foreign inluence. This information, including useful tables, can be found at NIH's "Protecting U.S. Biomedical Intellectual Innovation" webpage.
Effective August 13, 2019, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) was amended to include clause 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.
So, you have controlled unclassified information (CUI) or are assessing your project for CUI compliance. We've put together some frequently asked questions to help our research community navigate this compliance initiative that centers on the protection of data.
By Kelly Winn, Office of Research Integrity Assurance on December 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have issued revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule). These changes take effect on January 21, 2019.
Does your research project involve controlled unclassified information (CUI)? Compliance requirements in accordance with DFARS/NIST 800-171 include training requirements. (See our previous article on "What is Controlled Unclassified Information?")
The U.S. National Archives website includes a section with CUI Training Tools, including links to training modules by topic, videos, powerpoints and more.
The final version of NSF’s award term and condition entitled, “Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault” was published on September 21, 2018, in the Federal Register. A link to this Federal Register notice, as well as other important information regarding this important topic (including Frequently Asked Questions regarding the term and condition), is available at: www.nsf.gov/harassment.
On September 17, 2018, a memo was released by Rafael Bras, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chaouki T. Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research, titled "NIH Foreign Influence Memo from Dr. Francis Collins."