Classified Research

Policy

For Faculty
Full Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Instructors

1) The University will not, as a matter of policy, accept any contracts or grants for the support of classified research.

2) If any portion of the research carried out under a contract or grant is classified by the government, that portion shall be terminated as soon as possible.

3) Exceptions to these policies shall be authorized by the University Research Board only under extraordinary conditions to be determined by the special review in which the Board, the Faculty, and the Council of the Princeton University Community shall participate.

4) Classified information shall be stored and classified research shall be conducted in such physical quarters, and under such contractual requirements, that the free functioning of the educational operations of the University will not be hampered.

5) No outside agency shall have the right to determine that any individual employed by the University shall be excluded from participating in work which does not involve classified information.

6) Government attempts to restrict the free flow of unclassified information, or to restrict participation of personnel in work which does not involve classified information, by termination of contracts or by other means, should be resisted and deplored.

For Academic Professionals
Professional Researchers (including visitors and PostDocs), Professional Specialists and Librarians

Classified Research for Academic Professionals

1) The University will not, as a matter of policy, accept any contracts or grants for the support of classified research.

2) If any portion of the research carried out under a contract or grant is classified by the government, that portion shall be terminated as soon as possible.

3) Exceptions to these policies shall be authorized by the University Research Board only under extraordinary conditions to be determined by the special review in which the Board, the Faculty, and the Council of the Princeton University Community shall participate.

4) Classified information shall be stored and classified research shall be conducted in such physical quarters, and under such contractual requirements, that the free functioning of the educational operations of the University will not be hampered.

5) No outside agency shall have the right to determine that any individual employed by the University shall be excluded from participating in work which does not involve classified information.

6) Government attempts to restrict the free flow of unclassified information, or to restrict participation of personnel in work which does not involve classified information, by termination of contracts or by other means, should be resisted and deplored.