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NCURA Research Security Symposium: Building a Program Responsive to Regulatory Requirements * June 25, 2024 * Old Town, Alexandria, VA

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PROGRAM AND HOTEL INFORMATION ARE BELOW

 

NCURA Research Security Symposium: Building a Program Responsive to Regulatory Requirement

Despite delays in the implementation of final guidance for National Security Policy Memorandum 33 and the resulting Research Security Program requirements, scrutiny of how research institutions conduct research, and particularly how that research is protected from unwanted foreign interference or theft, continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. This symposium will explore the current political environment and provide updates on upcoming regulatory changes that research institutions should consider. Whether your institution is research intensive and will have a federally mandated Research Security Program or a small primarily undergraduate institution, you will learn practices and strategies to assist in developing and improving research security at your institution.
We will discuss:

• Understanding who the stakeholders are at your institution
• Disclosures related to Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) and Conflicts of Commitment (COC) at your institution
• Disclosing foreign engagements and other activities to federal sponsors
• Monitoring international travel
• Cybersecurity
• Training on Research Security including Research Integrity and Export Controls
• Creating and Documenting your Research Security Program.

Who Should Attend?
Bring Your Team of 3

Your AVP
Your Director of Export Controls
Director of Your Sponsored Programs Office

NCURA Research Security Symposium: Building a Program Responsive to Regulatory Requirements

For Your University Team of 3
Your AVP
Your Director of Export Controls
Your Director of Sponsored Programs

 

Monday, June 24, 2024

 

TIME EVENT
4:30-6:15PM Registration and Information Desk
5:30 – 6:15PM Welcome Reception

 


 

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

       
7:15AM – 4:30PM Registration and Information Desk    
7:30AM–8:30 AM Continental Breakfast    
8:30AM–4:30 PM
 
Research Security Symposium: Building a Program Responsive to Regulatory Requirements Allen DiPalma, Director, Office of Trade Compliance, University of Pittsburgh

Missy Peloso, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania

Despite delays in the implementation of final guidance for National Security Policy Memorandum 33 and the resulting Research Security Program requirements, scrutiny of how research institutions conduct research, and particularly how that research is protected from unwanted foreign interference or theft, continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. This Symposium will explore the current political environment and provide updates on upcoming regulatory changes that research institutions should consider. Whether your institution is research intensive and will have a federally mandated Research Security Program or a small primarily undergraduate institution, you will learn practices and strategies to assist in developing and improving research security at your institution.
We will discuss:
• Understanding who the stakeholders are at your institution
• Disclosures related to Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) and Conflicts of Commitment (COC) at your institution
• Disclosing foreign engagements and other activities to federal sponsors
• Monitoring international travel
• Cybersecurity
• Training on Research Security including Research Integrity and Export Controls
• Creating and Documenting your Research Security Program.

10:00-10:30AM Refreshment Break    
Noon-1:00PM Networking Luncheon    
2:45-3:00PM Refreshment Break    
4:30PM Adjournment    

Meet the Research Security Symposium Presenters

Elizabeth (Missy) Peloso

Director, Office of Research Security & Trade Compliance
University of Pennsylvania

 

Elizabeth (Missy) Peloso is the Associate Vice Provost/Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She has oversight responsibility for the export compliance program, pre-award activities related to federally and non-profit sponsored research, post-award activities for all sponsored projects, academic material transfer agreements, and research reporting. Additionally, she served as a Principal Investigator on the NSF Research Security Training Module 3, Managing Risk and will be on the leadership team implementing the coming Research Security Program requirements at Penn.. Missy is a past board member of COGR and continues to serve on the Research and Intellectual Property Committee where she has contributed to the development of resources related to research security. She is a past chair and current member of AUECO, served on the National Academies Confucius Institute Study, serves as a co ¬Chair of the FDP contracts subcommittee, .and is a current NCURA Peer Reviewer. Missy is a graduate of Duke University, holds a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MBA from the University of Delaware.

 

 

Allen DiPalma, MBA

Director, Office of Research Security & Trade Compliance
University of Pittsburgh

 

Allen A. DiPalma is the Director of the Office of Research Security & Trade Compliance at the University of Pittsburgh. In this capacity, he is responsible for the export controls program, academic visitor guidelines, biological imports, drones, and management of Pitt’s developing plan to address federal research security requirements. Prior to being named to lead Pitt’s Office of Research Security & Trade Compliance in 2014, Mr. DiPalma directed Pitt’s sponsored project office for 10 years, and also has prior experience working in Pitt’s medical school, financial accounting, and departmental administration.
Allen is currently a Board member for the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), member and past Chair of the Board for the Association of University Export Controls Officials (AUECO), and participant and past Steering Committee member for the Academic Security and Counter Exploitation Working Group (ASCE).
Allen received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University; an M.B.A from the University of Pittsburgh; is certified in the EAR and ITAR through the Export Controls Training Institute (ECTI); and is a 2020 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.

 

  • Host Hotel Information

 

Hilton Old Town Alexandria Hotel

 

1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
+ 1-800-445-8667

Click here to book your room online at the conference rate
Or
by calling the hotel reservation line at 1(800) Hiltons (1-800-445-8667). You will need to identify yourself as being with the Group Code: NCURA.

 

Group Code: NCURA
Cut-off Date: Sunday June 2, 2024,

 
To ensure you have the opportunity to reserve a room at the host hotel, book as soon as possible.
Discounted rates are available until June 2nd, or once the rooms sell out, whichever comes first.

 

 

 

Room Rates
Room Type Single Double
Standard Rooms $229 $229

Please Note: When making your reservation at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria you will be charged a deposit of your first night's room and tax.

For other hotel related questions, contact Vanessa Martinez (martinez@ncura.edu).

 

 

Getting to Old Town


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is about 10 minutes north of Old Town Alexandria by way of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It is also a short ride on Metrorail between the Reagan National Airport station and the King St-Old Town station.
 

Questions

Please contact Vanessa Martinez, Manager, Meetings & Conferences, NCURA, martinez@ncura.edu or (202) 466-3894