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Undue Foreign Influence on Research Integrity

The National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense have all tightened policies and asked for detailed information about participation in federally funded research by foreign nationals, particularly those from China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The NIH has also stated that participation of any foreign person in an NIH-funded lab (even unpaid) could constitute a “foreign component” requiring disclosure and NIH and State Department approval. In response to recent developments, Weill Cornell Medicine is updating policies and procedures for ensuring comprehensive disclosures by our faculty and visitors in order to maintain compliance with NIH requirements.

Foreign Influence Update - Office of the Research Dean's Faculty Meeting on February 3rd, 2020

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Provides: 

  • Risk based areas for review
  • 4 Key areas for faculty action (job aid)
  • Problem/Solution Examples (job aid)

Foreign National Visitor Survey

A required survey for Foreign National Visitors to be completed by Departments, Centers and Institutes found here.

Dean’s Memo on Foreign Influence on Research Integrity (distributed July 18, 2019)

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Provides:

  • Landscape and context
  • Definitions
  • Disclosure and reporting guidelines
  • Disclosure and reporting methods
  • International co-authorship credit

Foreign Influence on Research Integrity Actionable Steps

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Provides:

  • A scenario based “to-do” cheat sheet for sponsored research activity and Foreign Influence on Research Integrity
    • New applications
    • Progress reports
    • Talent Programs
    • Appointments/Affiliations
    • Foreign funding

Undue Foreign Influence on Research Integrity Composite Source Documentation

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Provides:

  • A chronological catalogue of the most important topical reading materials