June 9-10, 2022 Meeting Agenda


All sessions will be held in the Metropolitan Ballroom, 2nd Floor of the Washington Marriott in Georgetown


Poll Everywhere:  After a successful run at the February 2020 COGR Meeting, we’ll be bringing back Poll Everywhere for real-time audience participation and Q&A during the sessions.  While audience members will be able to participate through a browser on their laptops, for the smoothest experience we recommend that you download the app on your mobile device (IOS and Android compatible) before the meeting.


Thursday, June 9:

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration:  All attendees, speakers, and invited guests must verify their vaccination status with CrowdPass prior to attending the meeting.  If you have not received confirmation from CrowdPass your vaccine verification has been approved, we strongly encourage you to bring a digital copy of your vaccine card to the meeting. COGR’s Health and Safety Protocol is available here.  

10:00-10:10 a.m.  Opening Remarks:  Incoming COGR Board Chair Jeffrey Silber and COGR President Wendy Streitz

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Department of Energy Interim COI Policy: Michael Zarkin, Acting Director of Grants and Contracts Support, will discuss the DOE’s interim financial conflict of interest policy (FAL 2022-02).  COGR will send DOE questions on the policy in advance of the session and expects that DOE will address these questions in its presentation.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. China Initiative: What Has Changed? A View from the FBI:  A senior FBI official will discuss the Bureau’s plans going forward for addressing concerns about China’s activities aimed at exploiting academic technologies. While the DOJ’s China Initiative has been discontinued, the threat posed by China’s targeting of open U.S. university research remains real.  Balancing concerns about maintaining openness while addressing the legitimate concerns about China will be the focus of discussion.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Buffet Lunch Seating available in Dupont, Thomas, Logan, and Metropolitan Ballroom

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Guest Speaker:  Alicia J. Knoedler, PhD, Office Head, Office of Integrative Activities, National Science Foundation

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Federal Agency Updates:   We welcome back, in person, several of our trusted partners from the federal government. This session will include updates from Michelle Bulls, Director – OPERA, NIH; Jean Feldman, Head of Policy Office – DIAS, NSF; Debbie Rafi, Director – Contract, Grants, and Acquisition, ONR; and Gil Tran Senior Policy Analyst (OMB- invited) – OMB. This session will include agency updates from each panelist, followed by a Q&A session.

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. NIH Data Management and Sharing - Getting Ready: This session will be a panel discussion covering how institutions are preparing for the new NIH data management and sharing (DMS) requirements, plus other issues applicable to the DMS ecosystem. Panelists include Twila Reighley, Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at Michigan State University, Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Director, Scholars and Scholarship at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Yvette Seger, Director of Science Policy at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and Michelle Christy, Interim Director, Contracts & Grants Committee.  We’ll also update the membership on the work of the COGR NIH DMS Working group, including a new Readiness Guide, which will be released on COGR’s NIH DMS webpage.

5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception Metropolitan Foyer

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet Metropolitan Ballroom


Friday, June 10:

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Metropolitan Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Association of American Universities - Public Opinion on Research Universities:  Ken Goldstein, Vice President for Survey Research and Institutional Policy, and Pedro Ribeiro, Vice President for Communications (invited), will discuss their work conducting polls of the public and will share their findings regarding the state of public opinion and attitudes toward research universities.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Research Security & the ROI: This session will provide an update on the progress of COGR’s Research Security Costing Model survey.  Phase I of the survey focused on costs associated with institutional implementation of NSPM-33’s researcher disclosure requirements, and Phase II will focus on research security program costs. The session will review data collected from the 26 institutions that have participated in the survey and examine the data in light of accomplishing NSPM-33’s goals.

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – Noon COGR Committee Hot Topics: The four COGR Committees are engaged in a wide range of issues, including those that are immediately “hot” and those that are emerging and expected to be hot topics going forward. As an alternative to COGR’s standing session on Committee Reports, this session will focus on a select number of the hot and emerging issues that COGR is following and will provide insights to COGR’s approach and strategy for addressing these issues. This session will be led by COGR Board Members, COGR Staff, and other topic experts.


Attendees may send in questions in advance for any of the sessions here.  In addition, attendees will be able to ask questions live, both at the microphone and by using Poll Everywhere.  We recommend you download the Poll Everywhere app prior to the meeting.