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July 28, 2021

Staying Agile While Going Global: Understanding Trends and Challenges Around Foreign Influence in Research

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group.
  • July 28, 2021
  • Amanda Ferguson , Huron Consulting Group
  • Roseann Luongo , Huron Consulting Group

In a year that showcased the power of science and collaboration, resulting in rapid development, testing, and approval of vaccines for COVID-19, universities, academic medical centers, and research institutes continued to navigate concerns about undue foreign influence on the U.S. research and development enterprise. The federal government’s focus on interactions between researchers and foreign entities impacts how researchers and their institutions partner with scientists around the globe, and research institutions are facing ongoing scrutiny around the actions institutions are taking to address foreign threats to U.S. research. While the Biden administration transition may alter some federal activity, the administration appears likely to continue efforts to strengthen controls and oversight of several components of research security.

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