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BIS Expands Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus with Final Rule – April 2022

On April 14, 2022, an additional BIS Final Rule “Expansion of Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)” (PDF) was released in response to the ongoing aggression in Ukraine. The new rule expands license requirements for Russia and Belarus under EAR to all items on the Commerce Control List (CCL). For […]

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BIS Issues Final Rule on Sanctions Against Belarus – March 2022

On March 3, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule adding sanctions against Belarus (PDF) due to the country’s ‘substantial enabling of the Russian Federation’s further invasion of Ukraine.’ For further information from ORC regarding U.S. sanctions and export controls in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, see U.S. […]

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Read the first Research Compliance Newsletter – Spring 2022

The Office of Research Compliance has published the spring 2022 edition of the Research Compliance Newsletter. View the spring 2022 newsletter online. This edition includes the following topics: Welcome from ORC Director, Amanda Ashe Spotlight on Research Security New resources on the ORC website IACUC News: OLAW clarifies institutional responsibilities regarding NIH Grants Paula Portalatin named […]

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Subscribe to the Research Compliance Newsletter – Dec. 2021

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) invites you to subscribe to the new Research Compliance newsletter.   The Research Compliance Newsletter is designed to keep the research community up to date on compliance topics and make it easier for researchers to gain and maintain compliance. The newsletter includes information on the full range of compliance areas, […]

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Research Security and Foreign Influence – Nov. 2021

Dear Colleagues, Over the last year or so, I have shared a number of communications from federal agencies highlighting the U.S. government’s growing concern regarding inappropriate influence by foreign entities on federally funded research. Today, I am writing to share that the National Counterintelligence Security Center (NCSC) has released a Fact Sheet on Protecting Critical and Emerging […]

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Notice to IACUC Users: OLAW Provides Clarification of Institutional Responsibilities Regarding NIH Grant to Protocol Congruence Review – Oct. 2021

On October 18, 2021, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) released new guidance to clarify the requirements, responsibilities, timing, and conduct of the grant to protocol congruence review for NIH grant applications proposing research with live vertebrate animals. This update only applies to IACUC users. View the notice on the NIH website.

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New Optional CITI Training Available: IRB Risk Assessment of Technologies in Human Subjects Research – Aug. 2021

A new optional human subjects training module, titled “IRB Risk Assessment of Technologies in Human Subjects Research,” is now available on the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based training platform. IRB Risk Assessment of Technologies in Human Subjects Research The use of technologies, such as mobile apps, wearable devices, artificial or augmented intelligence (AI), machine […]

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Updated Requirement for Face-to-Face Human Subjects Research – Feb. 2021

The Chancellor has decreed that all members of the University community who have a regular presence on campus must participate in weekly COVID testing. In addition to increased COVID testing, the University has reduced public access to certain areas to strengthen the ‘bubble’ around our campuses to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Researchers conducting research […]

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Research Continuity Update – Nov. 9, 2020

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Colleagues, I am writing to share with you an update on the University’s Plan for Phased Continuity of the Research Enterprise due the recent announcements by the State of Maine in response to the surging cases of COVID-19 in Maine and the nation. We have […]

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