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Research Security Training Modules Released by NSF

FEB 05, 2024
The new modules can be used to meet an impending requirement that certain grant personnel receive security training.
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Slide from a training module on the importance of disclosing information during the grant application process.

(National Science Foundation)

Last week, the National Science Foundation released four interactive modules that research institutions can use to meet an impending requirement that certain personnel working on grants from science agencies receive security training.

The four modules respectively cover fundamental concepts of research security, the importance of disclosing outside affiliations and sources of research support, risk mitigation methods, and the importance of international collaboration.

The CHIPS and Science Act requires institutions to certify that certain grant personnel have taken research security training. An NSF spokesperson indicated that using all four modules is sufficient to comply with the requirement but emphasized that institutions can opt to use their own training materials.

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