The Integral Update

Research integrity in the news and events of interest to the GW community. Subjects include Responsible Conduct of Research, Conflicts of Interest, Export Controls, Undue Foreign Influence, and more.



Research Integrity News

New U.S. Department of Defense Policy Imposes Security Reviews for Universities and Labs Engaging in Fundamental Research

The U.S. Department of Defense identified a series of Chinese, Russian, and Iranian institutions and universities that have elevated risks.

NSF Fellows’ perceptions about incentives, research misconduct, and scientific integrity in STEM academia

There is increased concern about perverse incentives, quantitative performance metrics, and hyper-competition for funding and faculty positions in US academia.

Americans arrested for allegedly sending aviation technology to Russia

Alleged intentional evasion of export controls and sanctions leads to arrest, potential jail time.

3D printer company to pay U.S. up to $27 mln for violating export curbs to China

3D Systems Corp agreed to pay up to $27 million for illegally exporting to China controlled design drawings for military electronics and spacecraft

New NSF requirements for conflict of interest disclosure

Effective Jan. 30, 2023, the National Science Foundation amended its definition of “significant financial interest”.


A faculty member at a research university was convicted of making false statements to the federal government for failing to disclose an outside engagement.

Pentagon to review ‘controlled unclassified’ label

DOD to review potential overuse of CUI labelling by end of January.

Improved Export Controls Enforcement Technology Needed for U.S. National Security

CSIS Report on the Need for Advanced Technology to Respond to Export Control Risks

Many US scientists say security measures against China and others go too far

Commentary from

Legal win for US scientist bolsters others caught in China crackdown

Nature - Accused of hiding ties to China, Sherry Chen wins nearly $2 million from US government.


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