About RRCoP Project

Mission of the project

The daily news clearly shows the increasing threat to safety and privacy of data, personal as well as intellectual property. While the requirements such as DFARS 7012, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) improve the consistency of data handling between agencies and contractors and grantees, it leaves academic institutions to figure out how to meet such requirements in a cost-effective way that fits the research and education mission of the institution. Most institutions, agencies, and companies act in isolation with one-off contract language to address data security and safeguarding concerns. Even though cybersecurity has a clear and uniform goal of protecting data, a onesize solution does not fit all academic institutions.

By supporting this community with development of a community strategic roadmap, regular discussions and workshops, and a repository of generalized and specific resources for handling regulated research programs RRCoP lowers the barrier to entry for institutions handling new regulations.

Project Plan for Year 2022


  • Assessment Survey

  • Formalize Deliverables & Project Pan

  • Means to Address Existing Resources

  • Fellowship & Mentor Relationships


  • Assessment Metrics & Feedback Questions

  • Key Partnerships

  • Connections to Overlapping CoPs

  • Community Inventory

  • Regular Feedback


  • Participate in Partners' meetings


  • Initial Roadmap (this page)

  • Training & Working sessions

  • Central Resource for Sharing

Project Plan for Year 2023


  • Community Interests with regular BoFs

  • Interests of Domain Researchers

  • RRCoP inventory of expertise, standards, and processes


  • Fellowship & Mentor Relationships


  • Unify communication between partners & RRCoP

  • Regularly with Overlapping CoPs

  • Participate in Partners' Meetings

  • Regular Feedback


  • Training & Working sessions

  • RRCoP inventory of expertise, standards, and processes, audit resources

Project Plan for Year 2024


  • Assessment Metrics


  • Final Feedback

  • Remaining Deliverables


  • Community interest in Partner Conference BoFs


  • Updated Roadmap Promoting Sustainable RRCoP

Entire Project Deliverables

For the entire project, RRCoP deliverables include:

  • Monthly meeting cadence with rotating topics and activities including as: All Hands Meetings, Established and Emerging Institutional Showcases, Researcher Focus, Training, Webinars, Assessment and Planning, Strategic Partnerships

  • Three full or six half day workshops & training events

  • Repository of generalized and specific resources (templates, standards, best practices, mentoring or consulting expertise, researcher and institution collaboration opportunities)

  • Central hub for communication within CoP and with the Partners

  • Community strategic roadmap (current and future needs with specific focus to the researcher’s voices)

  • Community of Practice evaluation criteria and assessment metrics