The U.S. government has repeatedly expressed growing concerns about foreign governments obtaining unlicensed U.S. technology, and exerting inappropriate influence over federally funded research. U.S. government grantmaking agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Energy (DOE) have each announced actions addressing these concerns. These and other federal grant-making agencies are reminding grantees that all proposed engagements with foreign entities should be reciprocal, transparent, and aligned with academically based research terms and conditions that promote broad publication.
Federal Agency Actions
Federal agencies have released a mix of broad and targeted information on foreign activities and disclosure obligations. These include:
- Circulating "Dear Colleague" Letters:
- Releasing revisions or additions to existing policy: