Research Security Training

Provides information on risks and threats to the global research ecosystem — and the knowledge and tools necessary to protect against these risks.

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About this Course

This course provides information on risks and threats to the global research ecosystem — and the knowledge and tools necessary to protect against these risks. It discusses the key concepts of research security, disclosure, risk management and mitigation, and international collaboration.

These materials were developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) cooperative agreements OIA-2230557 (The University of Alabama in Huntsville), OIA-2230530 (The Texas A&M University System), OIA-2230535 (University of Pennsylvania), and OIA-2230538 (Associated Universities, Inc. and AUI Labs). Cooperative agreements were supported by funding from NSF, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Institutional/Signatory Officials, Research Administrators, Research Compliance Officials, Researchers

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in the Research Security series, which is available as part of an organizational subscription package or for $675 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site as a subscription add-on for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: N/A

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Course Content

Introduction to Research Security

Learn key concepts of research security and how to recognize situations that may indicate undue foreign influence. Understand the regulatory landscape that shapes research security and discover what you can do to safeguard the core values that underpin U.S. academic research.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 21304 (English)

The Importance of Disclosure

Learn about federal funding agency disclosure requirements, including types of information that must be disclosed, how that information is used, and why such disclosures are fundamental to safeguarding the U.S. research enterprise from foreign government interference and exploitation.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 21305 (English)

Risk Mitigation and Management

Learn to identify types of international collaborative research and professional activities, associated potential risks, and strategies and best practices for managing and mitigating such risk. Learner experience will be customized based on their role as either a researcher or administrator.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 21306 (English)

The Importance of International Collaboration

Learn about the role of principled international collaboration in U.S. science, innovation, and economic competitiveness. Discover how to balance principled international collaboration with research security concerns, as well as how to foster an open, welcoming research environment that fulfills research security needs.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 21307 (English)

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