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August 10 -- Eric Lander, President’s Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), indicates that over the next 90 days, OSTP will develop clear and effective implementation guidance for National Security Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy (NSPM-33, issued 1/14/21). In this, OSTP will work in close partnership with the National Security Council staff, fellow Cabinet agencies, and other federal agencies through the National Science and Technology Council.

NSPM-33 implementation guidance will address three major areas:

Disclosure Policy — ensuring that federally-funded researchers provide their funding agencies and research organizations with appropriate information concerning external involvements that may bear on potential conflicts of interest and commitment;
Oversight and Enforcement — ensuring that federal agencies have clear and appropriate policies concerning consequences for violations of disclosure requirements and interagency sharing of information about such violations; and,
Research Security Programs — ensuring that research organizations that receive substantial federal R&D funding (greater than $50 million annually) maintain appropriate research security programs.
 
As we work to develop this guidance and thereafter, we will continue to engage with America’s diverse community of researchers and research institutions. We want to hear and incorporate the best ideas — especially ideas from those whose day-to-day work these policies affect. To send us your ideas on NSPM-33 implementation, email researchsecurity@ostp.eop.gov.
 
Eric Lander, Clear Rules for Research Security and Researcher Responsibility, blog, August 10, 2021 https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2021/08/10/clear-rules-for-research-security-and-researcher-responsibility/
Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy (NSPM-33), January 14, 2021 https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-united-states-government-supported-research-development-national-security-policy/

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