Research Security Program

We work with the UArizona community to strengthen protections of research and development against foreign government interference and exploitation while maintaining an open environment to foster research discoveries and innovation that benefit our nation and the world.

Research Security Point of Contact: Taren Ellis Langford

Research Security Incidents must be reported to the Research Security Point of Contact.  A Research Security Incident is an action regarding Federal science and engineering support, such as failure to disclose information that could pose financial conflicts of interest or conflicts of commitment; misappropriation of research data or knowhow; and diversion of intellectual property; among others, due to improper foreign influence.

Learn about Foreign Components that must be disclosed.

Learn about Foreign Interests that must be disclosed.

Learn about Malign Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs.

Learn about Foreign Affiliations that must be disclosed.

What should you do to protect R&D?


Learn more about NSPM-33 and the background of Research Security and Undue Influence here.

Contact Information

Research Security Program |

Taren Ellis Langford, Senior Director | or (520) 626-8266

Brian Hillegonds, Assistant Director | or (520) 621-3511

Teresa Saeed, Program Coordinator | or (520) 621-2610

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