This new app makes it easy to quickly assess potential research security risks, efficiently verify disclosures, and thoroughly review potential researcher collaborations.

Research security under the spotlight

The majority of collaborations are beneficial to research institutions, but over time the risks associated with research security have become more dynamic and complex. Poor adherence to government, funder and compliance to federal mandates can put academic institutions at risk if they don’t comply, and face fines, penalties and reputational loss. 

The growing news stories reflect this. More government scrutiny and regulations; researchers misusing $4M of federal grants; universities paying settlements of $875M; and research security checks costing UK universities £11M a year.

As a result, academic leaders responsible for research security need to be proactive about assessing risks and meticulous about verifying disclosures and reviewing researcher networks. Research security professionals need a way to prioritize their efforts with data-driven approaches.

The easy-to-use Dimensions Research Security app helps you protect your research and your researchers – so you can assess potential risk, complete compliance tasks, and build trust – all while saving limited resources.

Three ways to be proactive with Dimensions Research Security

To assess and prioritize potential risks, you can:

  • drill down into international collaborations via co-authorship on publications or collaborations on grants and clinical trials
  • surface dual affiliations and see all affiliations with which your researchers are publishing
  • examine funded research cited in patents

To inform disclosures and certifications with detailed data, you can:

  • see publication, awarded grant, patent, and clinical trial data in one place
  • find affiliation information
  • check on funding programs

And to conduct due diligence into potential researcher collaborations on sensitive research projects, you can:

  • quickly surface international collaborations on publications and grants, and view past and current affiliations, related IP and clinical trials 
  • analyze international funders acknowledged on potential researchers’ publications
  • identify undisclosed collaborations or international funding sources that may put your institution’s grant application at risk
  • demonstrate to funders that you’ve conducted thorough due dilligence 

See Dimensions Research Security in action

To see Research Security for yourself, just get in touch for a demo.