FDP September 2022 Virtual Meeting

Agenda and Session Descriptions

(All times are Eastern Standard Time)



Dates: 12th - 15th Times: 11AM - 5 PM EST


11:AM - 12:30: Opening Plenary 1: NIH OSP & OPERA implementation of new data mgt & Sharing Policy

  • Description: The Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing will become effective on January 25, 2023. In this session, we will hear updates from NIH on their implementation planning for this new policy. We will also discuss potential opportunities for FDP to support implementation efforts while mitigating administrative burdens.

  • Speakers: Christi Keene; University of Chicago, Melissa Korf; Harvard Medical School, TBD


1:00 - 2:00 PM; Coffee Hour

  • Description: Join us for some community and networking. We will set up some breakout discussion rooms based on your selected topics. We will use a new tool called ThoughtExchange to crowdsource ideas for topics from the people who have registered for the session. After registration has opened, we’ll send an email to everyone registered for the session with a link and some instructions on how to use the new tool. We hope to see you there.

  • Breakout rooms: TBD (Please submit your ideas for discussion topics here)


2:30 - 4:30 PM; Federal Agency Updates

  • Description: Representatives from the Federal Agency Members will update the membership on activities at their agencies. 

  • Speakers:  Department of Homeland Security, Heidi Custer

Environmental Protection Agency, Jennifer Robbins, NASA, Christiane Diallo and Mary Sladek

National Institutes of Health, Michelle Bulls (will probably name a senior staff person to make the presentation)

National Science Foundation, Jean Feldman

Office of Naval Research, Wade Wargo





11:AM - 12:30: The Ukrainian Crisis and its Effect on the Research Enterprise

  • Description: At this session, our panelists will discuss the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine specifically on the Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian University, the impact on Ukrainian research efforts, and the global impacts on US research with the Ukraine and Russia.

  • Speakers: Natalie Tynan, Associate VP for Immigration and International Issues at AAU, Olga Porkuian, Rector, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian University, additional speakers TBD


1:00 - 2:00 PM: Updates on Contracting Subcommittee Activities

  • Description: The Contacts subcommittee has formed several workgroups to assess the need for and develop resources as appropriate for the FDP membership. 

  • The workgroups include Contracts Subcommittee Webpage, TC 2.0 Reporting Requirements/Specs, Fundamental Research Model Language Memo, Federal Lab review & negotiation techniques (FFRDC), State requirement flowdowns, and IT Security Clauses/CMMC. This session will include updates from each workgroup on their ongoing activities and allow attendees to provide feedback and suggestions to the committee.

  • Speakers: Missy Peloso, Janette Hannam Hayes, Katherine Cook 


2:30  - 4:00 PM: Research Compliance Committee Updates

  • Description: The Research Compliance Committee will provide updates and facilitate discussion around Committee activities, such as the IACUC MOU working group and the progress of the Compliance Unit Standard Procedure (CUSP) initiative.  We will also discuss potential new Committee topics such as Responsible Conduct of Research training.

  • Speakers: John Baumann, Indiana University; Amanda Humphrey, Northeastern University; Melissa Korf, Harvard Medical School, Aubrey Schoenleben, University of Washington


4:30- 5:30 PM: Faculty Forum 

  • Description: The primary focus of the faculty forum session will be to discuss next steps for implementing the faculty workload survey.

  • Type of meeting: Meeting 

  • Speakers: Robert Nobles and Michele Masucci




11:AM - 12:30: Subawards & Expanded Clearinghouse

  • Description: We will discuss ongoing Thought Exchanges on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and faculty engagement, hear updates from the Subawards Subcommittee’s working groups, in particular, Sub Monitoring Tools, and discuss the development of a sample for subawards issued under Other Transaction Authority (OTA) funding. We also plan to provide clarification on SAM.gov registration requirements for subawards, and flowing down a state law in FDP subaward templates. The Expanded Clearinghouse Subcommittee will provide an update on upcoming enhancements to the entity profiles, proposed COI certification additions, and clarification on FDP membership vs FDP Clearinghouse participation.

  • Type of meeting: Zoom meeting

  • Speakers: Alice Reuther – Columbia University, Kevin Ritchie – Harvard Medical School, Kari Tetrault – Institute for Systems Biology, Denise Moody – Boston VA Research Institute, Robert Prentiss – Yale University, Amanda Hamaker – Purdue University 


12:30 - 1:30: ScienCV & ORCID (RST committee)

  • Description: This session will be a discussion on the recent updates with ScienCV and ORCID.

  • Speakers: Bart Trawick, NIH Representative TBD, additional speakers TBD.


2:30 - 4:00 PM: Science & Security: Connecting the Dots – One Year Later (A Panel Discussion with Federal Partners)

  • Description: This will be a Two Part session; the first part will be a panel with our Federal partners providing the latest developments in managing science & security/improper influence issues, including an update on the CHIPS legislation.  The second part will include FDP members that will join the moderators in a discussion of “Connecting the Dots – One Year Later”.  This will be informed by a Thought Exchange and input from the community.

  • Speakers: The session will be moderated by Pamela Webb (Univ. of Minnesota) and Jim Luther (FDP/Yale University).  Time will be reserved for questions and answers. Federal Panel Speakers – Jean Feldman, National Science Foundation; Dr. Rebecca Keiser, National Science Foundation; Michelle Bulls, National Institutes of Health.


4:30PM - 5:30: Build America Buy America 

  • Description: On November 15th 2021, President Biden signed the Build America Buy America Act into law which set out to promote American industry through strengthening Made in America laws. This session will discuss the effect the BABA Act has had on the research enterprise.

  • Speakers: TBD


6:00 - 7:00 PM: Faculty Happy Hour

  • Description: This is a chance for Faculty, and others, to get together and renew friendships and acquaintances and make some new ones. Join us for some friendly discussion and fellowship.




11:AM - 12:30: NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP):  Valuable Information for Fellows, PIs, and Institutional Officials

  • Description: Two officials from NSF’s GRFP organization will review important information about the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Topics to be covered include the application process (including the importance of faculty mentoring), as well as pre-and post-award administrative requirements for Fellows and administrative officials at awardee institutions

  • Speakers: Dr. Christopher Hill, Program Director, Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Criselda Cruz, Financial Management Analyst, Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Panelists: Following the formal presentation, a Q&A session will be held with several panelists who will be asked to have questions prepared.  The confirmed panelists are Susan Anderson, College of Charleston, and Stephanie Endy, Brown University.  


1:00 - 2:00 PM: Finance, Audit, Costing Updates

  • Description: We will share recent updates at NIH, as well as an update to the Treasury Offset Program initiative. We'd like to hear about member challenges and possible FDP initiatives from the community.

  • Speakers: Michelle Bulls, OPERA; Christi Keene, UChicago ; Tim Reuter, Stanford     


2:30 - 4:00 PM: Faculty Administration Collaboration Committee

  • Description: This session will focus on several themes related to enhancing collaborations between research faculty and research administrators at their institutions. During the session, FACT members will present and lead session participants in an interactive discussion of different scenarios related to these themes. Finally, the session will conclude with an open dialogue about implementing these ideas.

  • Speakers: Steve Post and Suzanne Alstadt, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


4:30 - 5:30: Committee Updates

  • Description: At this session, the various committees, subcommittees, and working groups will give updates on the latest initiatives, updates, and current issues.

  • Speakers: TBD