About Science and Security at Columbia University

Columbia University values and encourages international collaborations and educational activities.  In recent years, the U.S. Government has raised concerns about research security and has issued new policies, guidance and rules to address these concerns.  Columbia has developed this website to remind the Columbia community of existing University requirements that address the U.S. Government’s concerns, to update the Columbia community regarding new developments in laws and policies in this area, to provide additional guidance and best practices, and to answer common questions about research security and international engagements. It is important that Columbia faculty, students and staff are aware of relevant procedures and regulations that govern Columbia’s research activities to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with Columbia procedures and applicable U.S. laws.