Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier [View Image]On Sept. 10, 2020, VCU hosted a webinar with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Our Vice President for Research and Innovation, Srirama Rao, Ph.D., co-hosted and moderated this event. OSTP Director Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D., discussed the federal government’s latest updates and expectations related to foreign funds, outside support disclosures, and other research security and ethics issues in all disciplines. This conversation is at the forefront of Congress and funding agencies’ legislative and policy agendas.
Research security at VCU is a holistic term applied to the physical and digital protection of research data, intellectual property, and private information, as well as the proper stewardship of federal research funds both within the U.S. and abroad.
VCU strongly supports international collaboration and values its partnerships with universities and other organizations worldwide. It is important in pursuing these activities that all faculty, staff and students understand the need to maintain relationship transparency and be aware of the current regulatory environment. VCU has guidance and requirements that govern conflicts of interest and commitment — specifically, outside professional activities, financial interests, international collaborations, intellectual property protections, foreign gifts and contracts reporting that support compliance and protect and preserve one of the very best parts of VCU: our collaborative spirit.
Research Integrity and Ethics
Questions on disclosures of financial or other personal considerations that appear or create conflicts of interest in research, research misconduct and responsible conduct of research – email@example.com
Message on International Activities and Collaborations from the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and the vice president for research and innovation.
Goal: Assessing operations and working to prevent undue foreign influence through awareness
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Letter - August 2018
Enhancing Security and Integrity of US Research Enterprise, - June 2020 - Case Studies: take a look at recent events that demonstrate how taking a principled approach to collaboration can continue to support the critical, open and collaborative research enterprise. Reviewing this may provide you and aware of risks and appreciate how compliance in activities can help thwart academic and research espionage.
PSA: Foreign Government-sponsored Talent Recruitment Plans - July 16, 2020