The EU should establish a legislative framework that harmonizes research security standards across member states. This framework should address issues such as cybersecurity, intellectual property protection, and the ethical use of research data, ensuring a consistent and high level of security across the EU. Additionally, the European Parliament should strengthen protections for whistleblowers who expose threats to research security. This includes ensuring that whistleblowers have legal safeguards and support mechanisms in place to report security breaches or unethical practices without fear of retaliation.