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Recent Updates

  • New guidance documents on international travel
  • Updated OSR Science & Security presentation (from RAFTs)
  • NIH section reformats and updated content
  • NSF updates for Current and Pending Support and Biosketches
  • Recent news articles on consequences for violations



The University remains strongly committed to encouraging and supporting collaborative research efforts worldwide. However, we take very seriously ongoing concerns raised by Federal entities that some research activities may be inappropriately influenced by international governments or other foreign entities and threaten the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise. These concerns are commonly referred to as “Science and Security“. It is important that all faculty and staff understand these concerns and the impact on research efforts at the University.

To help researchers and research administrators remain informed and compliant in this area, the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) released and continues to update the Guidance on Science and Security webpage.

Guidance Components:

Additional related guidance is available on the UNC Research webpage as well as the Guidance memo from the Vice Chancellor for Research on foreign influence concerns.

Upcoming Trainings

Updates and guidance on the changes in Other Support requirements and review. Click here for more information. April 9, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 PM Zoom Link


If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to OSR at or The Conflict of Interest Program at

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