My research is being conducted with collaborators outside of USU. What procedures do I need to think about? (Added 4/10)

Please ensure that you are aware and working with your collaborators to inform them of the USU research COVID-19 response and are communicating and potentially making alternate plans or placing a study hold on research procedures. Ensure that you understand differences in operations that your collaborators may also be facing and required to comply with [...]

My research is being conducted with collaborators outside of USU. What procedures do I need to think about? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:27:04+00:00

Do I need to notify the DRIC if I plan to postpone activities under a TCP? (Added 4/10)

If your project is not feasible to conduct remotely and/or you voluntarily and/or must postpone activities, you are required to notify the DRIC through submission of an email to DRIC staff indicating you have decided to initiate a study hold. This email notification must describe the status of the study and the communication process that [...]

Do I need to notify the DRIC if I plan to postpone activities under a TCP? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:26:35+00:00

How does COVID-19 affect research data access and security? (Added 4/10)

We recognize the importance of working remotely during this time and in many cases remote activity does not pose research data security concerns. However, research personnel must consider whether or not appropriate data security and confidentiality measures can be implemented for work to be conducted from off-campus locations. Please remember that data security changes deviating [...]

How does COVID-19 affect research data access and security? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:25:48+00:00

What type of security measures should I ensure if I have export-controlled research, a determination, or a TCP? (Added 4/10)

Research personnel should double-check their determinations, TCPs, security requirements, and any applicable sponsor requirements to ensure they understand and can meet all compliance requirements. Please remember that all physical and data security changes deviating from a currently approved protocol, TCP, or data security plan must be approved by the DRIC prior to generating, relocating, accessing, [...]

What type of security measures should I ensure if I have export-controlled research, a determination, or a TCP? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:24:19+00:00

What if my project is currently being reviewed by the Export Compliance Program? (Added 4/10)

DRIC staff will continue the review of research projects through their normal review activities and through the regular first-in-first-out order as closely as possible. Please understand, at this time, priorities will be placed on items associated with ongoing research and projects, TCPs or determinations having been submitted for review that are impacted by the current [...]

What if my project is currently being reviewed by the Export Compliance Program? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:23:29+00:00

Do I need to change my protocol to accommodate remote activity? If so, and I’m under a determination or TCP is this required to be reviewed by the Export Compliance Program? (Added 4/10)

In many cases, PIs may not be able to complete required research activities remotely when a TCP is involved. Please ensure you are communicating with DRIC staff prior to implementing any changes to your activities under the determination or TCP to ensure U.S. export control regulations and/or sponsor requirements are not violated. PIs should also [...]

Do I need to change my protocol to accommodate remote activity? If so, and I’m under a determination or TCP is this required to be reviewed by the Export Compliance Program? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:22:32+00:00

My personnel and I are currently working on research under an export control determination or technology control plan (TCP), but is this recommended? (Added 4/10)

We urge USU research teams to make the necessary plans to move research activities to work remotely. Alternatively, the PI may decide to initiate a study hold on all research activities that cannot be performed securely from off-campus locations and are not essential to completion of the project until further notice. Off-campus work locations must [...]

My personnel and I are currently working on research under an export control determination or technology control plan (TCP), but is this recommended? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:21:36+00:00

Is USU’s Division of Research Integrity & Compliance (DRIC) and the Export Compliance Program operating as usual? (Added 4/10)

The DRIC Office is fully functional and all DRIC staff are operating remotely at normal capacity. Review priority will be given to all inquiries, requests, applications, and change requests related to impacts of COVID-19. Communications about projects affected by COVID-19 should be sent via email to the general email (compliance@usu.edu) with your project title included [...]

Is USU’s Division of Research Integrity & Compliance (DRIC) and the Export Compliance Program operating as usual? (Added 4/10)2020-04-10T14:20:26+00:00