The security protocols are outlined in the Defence Research Collaboration Security Framework (DRCSF).

Under the DRCSF, depending on the sensitivity or security classification of the research collaboration, collaborators with Defence may be required to:

  • agree to implement specific security arrangements required by Defence
  • achieve and maintain a specified level of membership of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP)
  • ensure that personnel participating in the collaborative research program have a specified level of security clearance, where required

Currently the DRCSF applies to collaborative research activities with the Defence Science and Technology Group, but is being progressively extended to other Defence groups and services.

Where can I see the new protocols?


For more information go to the Defence Research Collaboration Security Framework web page.