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RCR Workshop: 'Safeguarding Research Data'

Thursday, 04 April, 2019

The next Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop, “Safeguarding Research Data: How do I effectively protect my research data?,” will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 113, Learning Resources Center. Register here.

This workshop, led by SLU’s chief information security officer, export control officer and privacy officer, will provide attendees with background information on information security, export controls, and HIPAA, as well as the risks associated with those regulations and the practical steps which can be taken to secure data when research involves one of those elements. The session will provide discussion on when safeguards are required for the particular elements and experiences of presenters addressing security issues.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask experts in these areas questions specific to the need to safeguard data in the area of their study.


  • Michael Reeves Ph.D., chief policy and export control officer
  • Ron Rawson, privacy officer
  • Dave Maddox, associate vice president and chief information security officer

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have established training requirements in RCR for programs supporting research training, career development or research education. All graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and trainees supported by research funds from the NIH and/or NSF are required to complete RCR online modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and a minimum of eight hours of face-to-face RCR training.

This workshop will count as two hours of the eight face-to-face training hours required by NIH and NSF. RCR training requirements must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. SLU provides a series of RCR workshops throughout the year to help researchers meet the face-to-face training requirements set by NIH. Attendance at four workshops will enable a person to meet the requirements. Attending more than four training sessions is encouraged. This training is also highly recommended for all other research positions, including faculty, regardless of funding source or unfunded.