March 1-4, 2022 Virtual Meeting Agenda Topics


Agenda Topics

​Specific dates and times for each session will be released as they become available. Once all session times are confirmed, a full agenda will be posted to the COGR meeting webpage.


  • NIH Data Management Policy - New Resources:  Ryan Bayha, Director of Strategic Engagement, Office of Science Policy (Wednesday, March 2, 2pm – 3:30 pm ET)


  • NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance on Research Security Programs - Practical Considerations.   Panelists from public and private universities will discuss what their institutions are considering as they plan for implementation of the research security program requirements outlined in the NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance.  Panelists will discuss addressing cybersecurity, foreign travel, export control, and training requirements; leveraging existing systems and processes; and program governance arrangements. (Thursday, March 3, 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET)


  •  Cost of Compliance:  NSPM-33, New Disclosure Requirements, and Research Security Plans.  This session will look at the new NSPM-33 disclosure and research security requirements using a cost of compliance lens. We will share a survey methodology COGR has used with ten member institutions, and two of these institutions will present case studies. The data COGR has collected will be shared with federal agency leaders to support further discussions on administrative burden, harmonization opportunities, and how to pay for this new unfunded compliance mandate. (Thursday, March 3, 2pm-3:30 pm ET)


  • Update from NSF on NSF-77 Analytics Tool and NSPM-33 Next Steps.  NSF Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy Rebecca Keiser will discuss NSF’s proposed uses of its new data analytics tool – NSF-77 – to review and analyze researcher disclosures and compare them against publicly available publication and patent information.  Dr. Keiser, who additionally serves as a Co-Chair of the National Science and Technology Council Joint Committee on the Research Environment Subcommittee on Research Security, will also discuss the NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance and the next steps that agencies will be taking to realize the goals and objectives outlined in NSPM-33. (Friday, March 4, 12:30-1:45 p.m. ET)


  • Hot Topics / Emerging Issues: A Broad Look at COGR’s Agenda.  The four COGR Committees are engaged in a wide range of issues––both those that are immediately “hot” and those that are emerging and expect 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 in which 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 topical experts on these issues. (Friday, March 4, 2:30-4:00 p.m.)

                    * - Note, Committee material that is not covered in this session will be addressed in the COGR Meeting Report 

                      later in March. 


Dates/Times TBD:

  • Guest Speaker:  Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Acting Director, National Institutes of Health


  • Strengthening Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at NIH.  COGR welcomes Dr. Marie Bernard, NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) to the March virtual membership meeting.  Dr. Bernard will discuss the themes around the COSWD Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility for fiscal years 2022-2026, including general themes NIH received in response to the Request for Information (RFI) to Advance and Strengthen Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Biomedical Research Workforce and Advance Health Disparities and Health Equity Research.  COGR’s response the RFI can be found here.  


  • Association Update:  Ona Alson Dosunmu, J.D., President and CEO of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). NACUA’s mission is to advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve. President Dosunmu will give us an overview of NACUA and the current research-related issues on their radar.

In addition, COGR will host two discussion hours in which attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with COGR staff and with each other on important and timely topics.  Discussion hour topics, dates, and times will be announced as soon as they are available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions live, and are encouraged to do so.  In addition, if you wish to submit your question in advance, you may do so here.  Please contact if you have questions about the meeting or registration.

Friday, January 21, 2022