Research and Sponsored Projects Manual (RSP)

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Effective: 3/1/1983

Revised: 11/1/2011

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RSP 213–01: Security Clearances

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Purpose

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To ensure that arrangements made for security clearances in proposals comply with federal regulations

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Sources

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National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual, DOD 5220.22-M (1995)
Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information
Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)

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Policy

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ASU, as an institution, does not engage in classified work on campus; on occasion, however, access to classified materials may be necessary.

If an employee is requested by an outside agency to obtain a security clearance, the facility security officer should be contacted for assistance.

Security clearances may be required for an individual to perform certain types of research at contractor facilities.

If an employee receives classified materials, the facility security officer must be contacted immediately. Materials must remain intact and unopened.

In the normal course of a sponsored project, certain aspects of the work may develop in such a way that classification may be required by the federal government. In these situations, the principal investigator (PI) must notify the facility security officer immediately. This requirement does not include the development of processes or procedures for commercialization of patents.

The facility security officer can be contacted at 480/965-2179 at the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance.

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Cross-Reference

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For more information on circumstances under which the university will accept agreements requiring access to government classified information, see RSP 404, “Classified Research.”

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