The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is responsible for leading security and compliance efforts to ensure the campus’ adherence to security requirements as well as support faculty and staff in their related responsibilities. 


Faculty and staff at CU Boulder pursue research in a wide variety of fields both in unclassified and classified environments. The university, faculty and staff must ensure compliance with federal and state requirements, including those related to research security and classified research. To meet these requirements, RIO develops comprehensive research security policy and works closely with university compliance offices and senior leadership. 

CU Boulder’s Facility Security Officer, who is responsible for overseeing the university’s facility security clearance, is also housed within RIO. If you have questions about research security at the university, please contact Justin Mack:  justin.mack@colorado.edu