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Protecting Our Progress

The University is required by federal and state regulations (NSPM-33 and Texas SB 1565) to have a research security program. The research security program is jointly administered by the Office of Research Integrity and Oversight (RIO) and the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG).


NSPM-33, or National Security Presidential Memorandum-33, is a policy directive issued by the U.S. government. It aims to safeguard sensitive research and intellectual property in academic institutions from potential threats posed by foreign entities. NSPM-33 establishes guidelines for enhanced security measures, increased transparency in research collaborations, and protection of critical technologies. Compliance with NSPM-33 requires university researchers to adhere to stricter protocols and reporting requirements, ensuring the protection of sensitive research and maintaining national security interests.
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Data Management Workshops

Each semester, the UH Division of Research co-hosts data management workshops in collaboration with UH Libraries and the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute.

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