Optimizing Research Security and Foreign Influence
Since January 2021, research institutions have worked to keep up with the continued wave of criminal and civil enforcement actions in the areas of research security and foreign influence risk while also digesting additional guidance provided by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE) report, and federal funding agency guidance issued to begin implementing the JCORE report’s recommendations. Simultaneously, the same institutions continue to be hamstrung by the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant financial impact, forcing institutions to make difficult decisions about how to deploy limited compliance resources effectively.
In this webinar, Huron’s Amanda Ferguson and Choate’s Christine Savage and Mark McPherson discuss strategies that research organizations can adopt to strengthen their research security efforts using existing resources. Amanda, Christine and Mark:
- Review recent federal activity relevant to research security.
- Discuss strategies to identify your institution’s risk tolerance and how to level-set risk tolerance with resource availability.
- Identify example “menus of options” for key areas involved in managing research security and foreign influence risk across the spectrum of resource availability.