Research Compliance Podcast Series

In Brief

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Research compliance can be a daunting term for an institution. Hosting guest speakers from Huron’s seasoned compliance team and industry counterparts alike, Huron’s Research Compliance Podcast will present important topics with a conversational spin to keep your institution informed on current events and best practices, preparing you to react to the dynamic higher education compliance environment. Expect engaging discussions surrounding clinical research billing, the impact of foreign influence on research, critical compliance conversations and more.

In our first podcast of the series, we speak with Huron compliance expert Leah Guidry about the interoperability of the parties responsible for submission of medical bills resulting from clinical trials and how alignment can impact an institution’s level of compliance and revenue retention.


In our second podcast of the series, Nicole Jacobs, an associate in Huron’s higher education business, discusses foreign influence in academic research with Valerie Bonham, counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP. Together, they break down the current foreign influence landscape and equip the research community with information to help inform their approach to this evolving compliance issue.



In our third podcast of the series, Roseann Luongo, a manager in Huron’s higher education business, discusses research compliance infrastructure, stakeholder engagement and other critical compliance topics with Jeff Seo, assistant vice provost for research compliance at Northeastern University.


During this episode, Huron experts Chris Steele, Gabby Labayen and Hank LeFlore discuss effective internal controls for sponsored projects administration and how to leverage a system implementation as an opportunity to reevaluate and strengthen internal controls. If you consider yourself a seasoned professional when it comes to internal controls, feel free to skip ahead to 7:07 for a discussion specific to improving these controls during enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations.

Please see below for links to references discussed during the episode:


Throughout 2020, Huron’s research compliance team has addressed an onslaught of emergent research compliance challenges. Clinical research billing compliance, grants management and foreign influence in research, as well as several other aspects of higher education compliance, were subject to new regulations and the need to adapt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this episode, Nora Yin, Roseann Luongo, Amanda Ferguson and Hank LeFlore will examine some of the most pressing issues and discuss potential compliance focus areas for 2021.


During this episode, Huron experts Merritt Neale and Matt Tryniecki discuss the current regulatory environment for IT security at a research institution. The episode includes steps institutions can take today to ensure readiness, and points to consider for maintaining a culture of security compliance across the enterprise. Please see below for additional links and information on IT security at healthcare and higher education institutions.

Not Just an IT Problem: Considerations for Data Security Compliance in Research Organizations

Future Proof Your Healthcare Organization With an Information Security Management Program

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Moving From Awareness to Action

IT Strategy Trends in Higher Education

Huron is here to help you plan for 2021 risks now with our compliance program development solutions and research compliance program health checks.

Please visit Huron’s research compliance library for more information and access to all of Huron’s compliance podcasts, webinars and blogs referenced during this episode.

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