The G7 members envision the continuation of a collaborative research system where the importance of all talent – domestic and international – is acknowledged. Openness and security are not contradictory but complementary and mutually reinforcing.
To sustain this vision, we have developed and are embracing these principles of research security, which are common to the G7 members and academic communities and consistent with principles of research integrity. We will promote these principles globally.
The G7 members recognize the foundational importance of research integrity to academic discovery and research. Protecting the integrity of our research engages a broad set of considerations, including the need to implement proportionate and risk-appropriate actions in response to research security risks.
The G7 members acknowledge that there are circumstances in which it is justified to control access to research, infrastructure, or technology, and take seriously the risk of research partnerships and collaborations leading to harmful or adverse outcomes. We oppose bad-faith attempts to undermine or circumvent those access controls.
We have developed, and will continuously review, these principles for research security in collaboration with the academic community to provide a common framework, guiding responses to research security risks in domestic and international research.