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Regulatory compliance updates

July 16, 2019: Azure Availability for research involving controlled unclassified information or export-controlled material

Researchers whose studies involve working with CUI or CUI export-controlled items that fall under ITAR or EAR should be aware that K-State’s officially approved electronic storage and communication method for such items is now Microsoft Azure. If you have questions about this or need to request access to Azure, email CUI@k-state.edu.

If an outside entity with whom you are working tries to use ANY other route to send such materials — e.g. unsecured email, unsecured website or cloud domain— do not open them and immediately report such attempt to CUI@k-state.edu. This is an important compliance issue and we have had trouble at least twice in the past with breaches such as this.

July 11, 2019: NSF Disclosure Requirements
The NSF published new procedures and processes related to reporting foreign activities. NSF is proposing the use of an electronic format for submission of biographical sketches, including disclosure of all foreign appointments. As currently envisioned, this will become effective in January 2020. Read the NSF memo.
July 10, 2019: NIH Disclosure Requirements

The NIH published a notice reminding the extramural community about the need to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest to prevent scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap. Read the NIH memo.

June 7, 2019: Department of Energy Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs

Review the new DOE policy relating to contractor requirements regarding foreign talent recruitment programs. (PDF)  

Jan., 21, 2019: Revisions to Human Subject Regulations

The revised Common Rule took effect January 21, 2019. A revised application, consent form, and additional informational documents are now available

Financial Interests Received From any Foreign Entity form (docx)

Federal Foreign Disclosure Reporting

Read a regulatory reminders memo about disclosing foreign collaborations and international activities related to academic research at K-State. (PDF) 



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