The National Science Foundation issued a statement admonishing governments that “endeavor to benefit from the global research ecosystem” and fail to uphold the agency’s values of openness, transparency and collaboration.
In the statement, NSF said:
“The values that have driven NSF and its global research partners for decades are openness, transparency, and reciprocal collaboration; these are essential for advancing the frontiers of knowledge.”
Actions NSF took to encourage governments to better cooperate with these values:
- policy guidance for researchers on requirements to disclose foreign and domestic support
- a study that will provide recommendations for NSF to better protect its merit review system and for grantee institutions to maintain balance between openness and security of scientific research
- new policy requirement that NSF personnel employed can’t participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs “that may jeopardize the integrity of NSF’s mission and operations”