OSTP Sends Open Letter to US Research Community on Foreign Influence Concerns

On September 16, Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) publicly issued a letter to the US research community on efforts to ensure openness, transparency, reciprocity, and security in international scientific collaborations. The White House has established a federal Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE), which will hold meetings at academic institutions over “the next few months.” Reporting on the letter, Nature covers Dr. Droegmemeier’s plan to reduce foreign government influence, and the Chronicle of Higher Ed reports on his intention to visit higher education campuses. The AAMC has urged medical school and research program leaders to participate in the campus meetings where possible.