October 19-22, 2021 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.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021:

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm:  Guest Speaker Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  This will be a pre-recorded fireside chat with Dr. Fauci, moderated by COGR Board Chair David Norton and COGR President Wendy Streitz.  Attendees are encouraged to send questions in advance here. Bio


2:00 pm – 3:15 pm:  Agency Updates from NIH & NSF.  Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office within the Division of Institution and Award Support, NSF, and Michelle Bulls, Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH.


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Legislative Update, Michael Ledford, J.D., President of Lewis-Burke Associates will discuss recent and pending congressional and executive actions of interest to research institutions.  Bio


Wednesday, October 20, 2021:

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm:          Revisiting the Framework for Reviewing Global Engagements.  Since the Framework was published in February 2021, NIH and NSF have issued new disclosure guidance to address inappropriate foreign influence on research.  Using case studies and polling questions, panelists from the Research, Ethics & Compliance (REC) and Contracts & Grants Administration (CGA) Committees will discuss how institutional processes and systems have evolved to address these new requirements.  Case Study & Poll Questions


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:               NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics:  Perspectives on NCSES Surveys and Data Usage.  John E. Jankowski, Program Director, Research and Development Statistics, and Michael T. Gibbons, Survey Manager, Research and Development Statistics will discuss NCSES surveys and data usage with a focus on the HERD Survey.  


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Discussion Hour*:  Costing Hot Topics Discussion led by COGR Director of Costing & Financial Compliance David Kennedy. You may send questions or topics of interest in advance to David Kennedy at dkennedy@cogr.edu.


Thursday, October 21, 2021:

 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm:  Government Accountability Office (GAO) – Research Integrity & Foreign Influence Project Updates.  How do researchers combat undue foreign influence while maintaining an open research environment? Join GAO staff for a thoughtful discussion on ways to protect U.S investments in research from undue foreign influence.   

Kimberly Gianopoulos, Director, International Affairs and Trade

Farahnaaz Khakoo-Mausel, Assistant Director, Science, Technology, and Analytics

Drew Lindsey, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade

Candice Wright, Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics


 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm:  Science & Security: Focus on China. Jason Arterburn, Program Director at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies  (C4ADS), Harvey Rishikof, Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at the University of Maryland and Visiting Professor at Temple University, and Frank H. Wu, President, Queens College CUNY, will discuss varying perspectives on institutional relationships with China and Chinese collaborators, followed by a Q&A segment moderated by Elizabeth Peloso, Associate Vice President for Research Services, University of Pennsylvania.

Jason Arterburn Bio

Harvey Rishikof Bio

Frank Wu Bio


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  Discussion Hour*:  Research Security Hot Topics Discussion led by COGR Director of Research Security & Intellectual Property Management (RSIP) Robert Hardy, along with COGR Director of Research Ethics & Compliance (REC) Kristin West, and RSIP Committee Chair Elizabeth Peloso. You may send questions or topics of interest in advance to Robert Hardy at rhardy@cogr.edu.


Friday, October 22, 2021:


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:      Association Update:  Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will provide an update on ARL and various ARL projects, including their work in the area of open science. Bio


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm:            Committee Reports: COGR Committee Chairs will update the Membership on the issues being addressed by each Committee, followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A at the end of the session.


*Note:  Discussion Hours will be held in a Zoom meeting format, allowing attendees to engage directly with COGR staff and Board/Committee members on issues related to meeting topics.