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Join the PDO for an informative luncheon. Available online or in-person, these monthly sessions are designed to provide researchers and research support staff with new skills or a place to strengthen the skills they already have.
Lunch will be provided for those who attend in person.
Find a calendar of upcoming events here.
To request a specific topic for future workshops, please email the PDO.
The PDO is developing videos based on Lunch & Learn content. Upcoming topics include:
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A data management plan (DMP) describes the practices and procedures that will govern the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected and used during the lifecycle of a project and after the fact. Most funders require a DMP, and several have specific requirements.
The PDO provides support for writing data management plans and can provide feedback on drafted plans. Below are other useful resources.
DMP Creation Tools
Sponsor Specific Guidance
SAI Plans are mandated for NSF proposals to identify how an organization will a) create a safe working environment and address instances of abuse or improper conduct, and b) nurture an inclusive work environment for those working off-site or off-campus. PIs are responsible for creating the plan, distributing it to participants, and retaining a copy.
Defining off-campus or off-site research: data/information/samples being collected off-campus or off-site, such as fieldwork and research activities on vessels and aircraft. The intent of this requirement is to provide guidance and protection for participants when they do not have ready access to usual on-campus in-person resources.
Upcoming changes to SAI plans and reporting: A mandatory 2-page, project-specific plan will soon be replacing the current institutional-level certification (described in section 9 of the NSF PAPPG, linked below). Currently only specific programs under BIO/GEO directorates mandate these plans as part of a pilot program. If you aren’t sure what kind of SAI plan, if any, needs to be included in your proposal, reach out to the PDO for help.
A BPC plan describes how a PI or department will contribute meaningfully to efforts to broaden participation of underrepresented populations in computing and closely-related disciplines. These plans are currently mandated for proposals to Medium and Large NSF CISE, SaTC, CPS, and Expeditions in Computing programs.
The PDO is committed to providing researchers with the most up to date information about avoiding potential conflicts of interest and required reporting and disclosures, both for the University and for federal funders.
If you do not find the information you need below, reach out to the PDO directly for more help.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have a responsibility to safeguard information in compliance with federal law. This could include data related to national defense, trade secrets, or other sensitive information. This is called “Controlled, Unclassified Information,” or CUI.
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is federal non-classified information the U.S. Government creates or possesses, or that a non-federal entity (such as the University of Notre Dame) receives, possesses, or creates for, or on behalf of, the U.S Government, that requires information security controls to safeguard or disseminate. These controls must be compliant with the federal regulations specified in 32 CFR Part 2002 and NIST SP 800-171r1
“Information” as defined by the federal CUI Program may include research data and other project information that a research team receives, possesses, or creates in the performance of a sponsored contract.
The CUI Registry indicates which laws, regulations, and Government-wide policies include such specific requirements.
There are two different kinds of CUI:
Linda K. Lee Drozt
Conflict of Interest Officer
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Principal investigators (PIs) of certain federal grants must ensure that research personnel who are paid from those funds are trained in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). It is important to note that each funding agency has its own specific training requirements. See below for an overview of each agency’s respective requirements as well as resources for helping you fulfill this important obligation.
Research Integrity Officer
601 E. John Street, Fourth Floor
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to advancing knowledge through open research in which all methodologies, data, and research results are freely shared with the public. Balanced against this commitment is a responsibility to protect the national security and economic interests of the United States, which can be achieved in part by establishing mechanisms for complying with export controls.
Export Compliance Officer
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