Research Security Program Development

Are You Ready for The Future of Research Security?

The U.S. government is taking a focused and comprehensive approach to protecting our national technology and research capacity, through a series of new research security measures, including NSPM-33 and the CHIPS and Science Act. These requirements affect most institutions regardless of size, or whether they traditionally perform defense-related work. 

Fischer & Associates Research Security Modules

In response to federal concerns over foreign influence prevention and research security, we have been partnering closely with our clients to respond to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) pertaining to emerging technologies and procurement programs, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the upcoming NSPM-33 codification of requirements for the identification and resolution of research security vulnerabilities. 

Navigating the often-strenuous U.S. government requirements requires a multi-faceted, team approach that is often unprecedented for those affected.

Fischer & Associates has developed a suite of client-tested modules designed to help institutions efficiently coalesce their approach to research security concerns. Multiple clients have successfully leveraged these modules as a framework to build their foreign influence prevention (now Research Security) programs. These modules address, which are available individually or as a suite, include:

  • Conflicts of Interest/Commitment
  • Foreign Nationals on Campus
  • International Collaborations
  • Sponsored Research
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Gifts & Other Forms of Support
  • International Travel
  • Information Technology
  • Compliance with Export Controls
  • Biologics & Health Sciences
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Integrated Approach

We approach each client matter with an integrated approach that considers export controls, facility security, as well as research security concerns. Whether it is assessing the risk associated with a particular transaction, development of a new process, or building out new training materials, we ensure that all relevant compliance concerns are adequately addressed and reflected. This approach is critically important to avoid duplication, streamline compliance reviews, and leverage existing resources and competencies. 

Preserving an Open Research Environment

We recognize the challenge of not chilling international research collaboration and other global activities. We work closely with our client institutions to articulate research security and solutions in a positive way that emphasizes the institutional objective of protecting faculty and staff from vulnerabilities while fostering a continued open research environment.