The US Government has expressed serious concerns about the failure of researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships with foreign institutions.

The US Government has expressed serious concerns about the failure of researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships with foreign institutions. Several Federal agencies have indicated that failure to disclose such affiliations may jeopardize eligibility for future funding. It's important to protect yourself and your research by being transparent and disclosing all potential foreign components, including but not limited to any significant scientific element or segment of a project outside of the United States, either by the recipient or by a researcher employed by a foreign organization, whether or not grant funds are expended" [emphasis added]. The definition of "foreign component" (which is defined here) includes a large number of collaborative activities, including "collaborations with investigators at a foreign site anticipated to result in co-authorship; use of facilities or instrumentation at a foreign site; or receipt of financial support or resources from a foreign entity."

Please visit the site for International Affiliations and read the information therein. It was compiled by Penn State's Office of the Vice President for Research for your benefit. Questions or concerns about any of the information listed on this page, may be directed to your and/or John W. Hanold, Assoc. VP for Research/Director of Sponsored Programs.

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