Foreign engagement is of fundamental importance to UCLA. Research does not arbitrarily stop at national borders, and affiliations with foreign institutions, collaborative research, and scholarly exchanges are an essential part of the academic community. Furthermore, UCLA is proud to welcome exceptional students, faculty, and researchers from countries around the world. We remain committed to continuing and strengthening these relationships.

At the same time, we must recognize and address the U.S. government’s increased focus on foreign involvement in U.S. university research. Additionally, as articulated by UCLA leadership in a November 7, 2019 message to the campus "we must never resort to suspicion based on a person’s national origin. To do so is nothing short of discrimination, which is antithetical to our values as an institution. Racial profiling, in any context, is corrosive to our community."

The purpose of this website is to provide guidance to the UCLA community, especially faculty who are engaged in international collaborations and scholarly activities. This is a rapidly evolving landscape. We anticipate making regular updates.

Last updated as of December 15, 2020 to update information on DOE Order 486.1, add a link to Bloomberg Law article on actions taken by the government against faculty members for failure to disclose ties to China, add a link to a presentation by NIH on Commitment Transparency, update sections on current and pending support information that must be disclosed to DOE and NASA, and add a link to a White House OSTP presentation on Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise.

See a complete list of updates.

For questions, contact RPC@research.ucla.edu.