NIH and Inappropriate Foreign Influence / Disclosure Guidance

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.

Important Information for Restart of Human Subjects Research at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech's Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) has issued IRB Guidance for Non-Essential In-Person Human Subjects Restart of Research. This information can be found on the Office of Research Integrity Assurance website, specifically here:

Other information posted on this page includes:

Agency Guidance and Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19

The Office of Sponsored Programs is maintaining a webpage where you can find useful updates, agency guidance, and other resources related to COVID-19. This page can be found at

Important Alert Regarding Proposal Submission March 19-23, 2020

Dear colleagues:

There will be disruption in the ability for OSP and Industry Engagement to submit proposals later this week.  IRBWise and eCoI will also not be available.  Please submit proposals and protocols before midday on March 19, 2020.

Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities

The Office of International Initiatives has announced the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.

Prohibition for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR 42.204-25)

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.  

Closer Look: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CUI

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.

The Revised Common Rule for Human Subjects Research Takes Effect January 21, 2019

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.

CUI Training Tools

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.

NSF: Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault

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:



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