February 28-March 3, 2023 Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting attendees will receive their session connection links directly from Zoom a few days prior to the meeting.  Links will be resent one day and one hour prior to each session.  Attendees may send in questions ahead of the meeting here.  There will also be a live QA during each session.

All session times below are in Eastern Standard Time.


Tuesday, February 28:


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Dr. Renee Wegryzn, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) - Guest Speaker


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Dr. Rebecca Keiser, Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy at the National Science Foundation will provide a science & security update.


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Meet & Greet with COGR Leadership:  This session will be a discussion hour led by COGR’s Board of Directors Chair Jeffrey Silber and COGR President Wendy Streitz.  Come and learn more about COGR and hear from COGR’s incoming President Matt Owens.  As a discussion hour, attendees will be able to turn on their cameras and ‘step up to the mic’ to ask questions about COGR and interact with our session moderators.  This session is ideal for new attendees, as well as those that generally attend virtual COGR events but have not yet had the opportunity to attend a similar session in-person.  


Wednesday, March 1:


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) at the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Gianchandani will discuss the plans, policies and priorities for the new NSF TIP Directorate, particularly as it relates to the mandates in the CHIPS and Science Act (Subtitle G). The format will be a fireside chat between COGR representatives and Dr. Gianchandani and TIP Senior Advisor Allen Walker.


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Costing Hot Topics:  This one hour session will provide updates on a number of issues in which the Costing & Financial Committee (CFC) is engaged. Included is a close look at the 2021 HERD Survey (released in December), an introduction to the 2023 COGR F&A Survey (to be rolled out later in February), and an update on the OMB RFI, which will re-open 2 CFR 200 (the Uniform Guidance).


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Framework for Strengthening Federal Scientific Integrity Policies and Practices:  In response to the Biden Administration’s 2021 Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking called for a review of federal agencies’ scientific integrity policies and development of a framework for their assessment and improvement.  In response, the National Science and Technology Council established the Scientific Integrity Framework Interagency Working Group, which developed the recently published “Framework for Federal Scientific Integrity Policy and Practice.”  Working group co-chairs Dr. Francesca Grifo (EPA’s Scientific Integrity Official) and Dr. Craig Robinson (USGS, Director for the Office of Science Quality and Integrity) will join COGR to discuss this framework including lessons that grantee’s can take from the Framework to use in their own research integrity efforts


Thursday, March 2:


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Publisher's Perspectives on Open Access Initiatives:  Jennifer Griffiths, Head of Academic Affairs, North America Springer Nature, Alfredo Morabia, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University and Editor in Chief, AJHP (former American Journal of Public Health), Lara Urban, Principal Investigator, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz AI, Technical University of Munich, and David Weinreich, Director of Public Affairs, Americans STM will discuss issues pertaining to Open Access.  


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Agencies' Perspective on Open Access Initiatives:  Christopher Marcum, Assistant Director for Open Science and Data Policy, OSTP, Jessica Tucker, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, NIH, Martin Halbert, Science Advisor for Public Access, NSF, Patricia Knezek, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, and Carly Robinson, Assistant Director for Information Products and Services, DOE will discuss the recently released memo "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research" and what it means for research institutions.


4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Identifying Effective Practices for NSPM-33’s Research Security Program Practices.  Although OSTP has not yet issued its widely anticipated NSPM-33 research security program standards, institutions have already begun looking at what actions they will take in the areas of international travel, export controls, cybersecurity, and research security.  This session will include polls of meeting participants about possible actions, as well as discussion of how institutions will leverage current processes to comply with the standards once they are issued.


Friday, March 3:


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Association Update with Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education.  Dr. Mitchell will discuss the collaboration between ACE and the Carnegie Foundation to reimagine the next incarnation of the Carnegie Classifications.


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Legislative Update with Deborah Altenburg, Associate Vice President for Research Policy and Government Affairs, APLU, Matt Hourihan, Associate Director for R&D and Advanced Industry with the Federal Association of Scientists (FAS), Matt Owens, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Federal Relations, AAU, will discuss the legislative outlook on the Hill, including the potential impact of new House Committee leadership. 


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.      Committee Reports & Hot Topics:  The COGR Committee Chairs will provide an update on Committee initiatives, with a focus on hot topics.