Guidance - Foreign Influence in Research

November 6, 2019

Members of the Texas A&M research community:

Texas A&M University continues to support academic freedom and the ability of researchers and scholars to communicate, exchange ideas and collaborate with the brightest minds in the world to advance knowledge and the application of that knowledge to benefit the nation and the world. 

This guidance further updates the email dated June 10, 2019 from Dr. Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Dr. Mark A. Barteau, Vice President for Research, which included updates as of June 10, 2019, as well as reminders regarding external employment, intellectual property, export controls, conflicts of interest, hosting visiting scholars, and the peer review process. Below are further updates and reminders regarding the growing foreign influence concerns expressed by federal agencies:

In addition, as a general reminder, please remember to limit acknowledgments in published work (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles) to only those projects that actually supported the work discussed in the paper.

Please contact the Division of Research with any questions at 979.862.6419 or