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Transparency in Research: Federal Agency Disclosure Requirements

Updated April 15, 2021

Federal agencies have established requirements and guidelines for investigators to disclose all forms of research funding, in-kind support of research, and detailed information about significant research collaborations related to federally funded projects. All forms of support must be reported, regardless of where it comes from or where the research is being performed. Federal sponsors are particularly interested in foreign collaborations on federally funded projects. Click on a checklist below for specific agency requirements.



The menu below contains links to various agency communications related to international collaboration/foreign components.

DoE employees and contract workers are prohibited from participating in foreign government talent recruitment programs of countries designated by DoE as a foreign country of risk.

"Although Co-Is or collaborators employed by non-U.S. organizations may be identified as part of a proposal submitted by a U.S. organization, NASA funding may not support research efforts by non-U.S. organizations, collaborators or subcontracts at any level, including travel by foreign investigators. The direct purchase of supplies and/or services, which do not constitute research, from non-U.S. sources by U.S. award recipients is permitted."
NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science FAQs

In 1976, Congress established the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, and the environment


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