Foreign Component Guidance

(As of 2/22/2021)

NIH: The FOREIGN COMPONENT DECISION DOCUMENT is designed to assist researchers in identifying whether they need to request prior approval from the NIH to include a foreign collaboration or activity on an NIH funded project.

For school specific information on faculty disclosures please visit the relevant site(s):
Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School

Agencies continue to issue updates, modifications, or clarifications to existing requirements. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is continuing to monitor the communications from the agencies and will update this site and the FAQs as appropriate.

NSF: Coming soon

Other agency guidance documents: Coming soon