Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released two memoranda aimed at supporting a secure and fair research ecosystem in the United States. These documents offer guidance to federal agencies on conflict disclosure forms as well as foreign talent recruitment programs.

In a memorandum on Policy Regarding Use of Common Disclosure Forms, OSTP outlines guidelines on the use of common disclosure forms for federal agencies to use when evaluating proposals. These will help the government identify conflicts of commitment and potential duplication with the work of foreign governments.

As required by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, OSTP is also releasing Guidelines for Federal Research Agencies Regarding Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs. This guidance provides a definition of foreign talent recruitment programs, guidelines for federal employees regarding foreign talent recruitment programs, and guidelines for individuals involved in malign foreign talent recruitment programs in federal projects.

Established in 1976, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the Executive Office of the President on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, and the environment. For more on OSTP’s work please visit:


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