The impact of undue foreign influence in research, particularly at universities, remains a concern for U.S. federal officials and university administrators. This course provides university faculty, students, and others involved in international engagement with a concise overview of the risks and mitigations associated with undue foreign influence.
Learners will begin by reviewing the key concepts related to claims of undue foreign influence on the U.S. academic and research environment, including the publicly voiced concerns of federal funding agencies, federal law enforcement, and Congress. They will then learn about how undue foreign influence conflicts with the principles of research integrity, as well as the reporting requirements, U.S. government actions, and effective university practices that address undue foreign influence.
As a critical component of mitigating the risks associated with undue foreign influence, learners will further explore key cybersecurity practices, federal security and control regulations, and data privacy laws applicable to federally funded research activities. The course will close by providing learners with potential strategies to ensure that compliance with certain technology control and security requirements does not create unexpected conflicts with nondiscrimination laws.
This course was authored by Patrick Briscoe, University of Minnesota; Marci Copeland, MBA, University of California; Allen A. DiPalma, MBA, The University of Pittsburgh; Mary Duarte Millsaps, CRA, ECoP® (EAR & ITAR), Purdue University; and Wayne L. Mowery Jr., Esq, The Pennsylvania State University. It was peer-reviewed by experts.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: Faculty, Principal Investigators, Research Team Members, Staff, Students, University Officials
Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person