NSF Issues Dear Colleague Letter on Research Protection

The director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter discussing the issues of research protection. Research is put at risk when another government endeavors to benefit from the global research ecosystem without upholding the values of openness, transparency, and reciprocal collaboration. The letter describes the initiatives under way to mitigate risk. NSF requests feedback to assist in ongoing development of solutions aimed at protecting research while continuing international collaborations.

Please send questions or comments to research-protection@nsf.gov.