November 16-18, 2016

Academic Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer: Accountability, Transparency, and Resilience in the Research Enterprise

Institutions pursue increasingly complex research collaborations and explore emerging areas of commercializing. At the same time, new federal regulations, enforcement actions and audits continue in areas such as human subject research, drones, conflict of interest and research misconduct. Harmonizing institutional efforts in legal and practical ways can be both exciting and challenging. 

This program—the essential legal update for college and university counsel and administrators with responsibility for sponsored research and technology transfer at their institutions—will examine the impacts of these changes and provide suggestions to permit innovation while fulfilling institutional obligations.

  • Dr. Kathy Partin, Director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department of Health and Human Services, will open the workshop, sharing her goals for ORI and her plan for working with the higher education community to foster responsible conduct of research.  
  • Mindy Bickel, Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, who oversees the agency’s outreach to universities, will join us for a conversation about campus collaboration. 

Please join your colleagues in Washington, DC for this opportunity to learn from experts and discuss areas of common concern.

Featured Programs

Wednesday, November 16

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

 01. Keynote Session: A Conversation with Dr. Kathy Partin, Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS)

Wednesday, November 16

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

02. Proposed Changes to the Common Rule: Understanding the Implications and Preparing Your Institution

Friday, November 18

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

11. Innovation on Campus: A Conversation with Associate Commissioner Bickel


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