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Why the government is considering using digital persistent identifiers to track researchers’ relationships

Just before he was replaced as president in early 2021, Donald Trump issued a memorandum to protect government-funded R&D against foreign interference and exploitation.

The memo, known as NSPM-33, called on federal research agencies to strengthen and streamline their disclosure requirements, in order to more easily spot grant applicants with interests and affiliations that might pose a threat to national research security.

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