International Collaborations

While some international collaborations are formalized by agreements such as Memos of Understanding, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Contracts, Material Transfer Agreements, etc.; others evolve less formally. Any international collaborations, whether formalized or not, require diligence regarding export compliance.

  • Restricted Party Screening should be performed to verify foreign parties (individuals, organizations, institutions, etc.) are not blocked or sanctioned entities.
  • Any proposed activities involving embargoed countries require prior export compliance review.
  • Export controlled items cannot be shared without authorization.
  • Contact The Office of Sponsored Programs for all Pre-Award processing.
  • Contact the Office of International Education for any international cooperation agreements.

The following reference materials highlight risks associated with foreign collaborations.

Hosting international visitors as well as delegations must also be approved by the University. Information about the requesting process and more can be found at the Visiting Scholars and Delegations Webpage.

Contact Export Control Staff

Shatara Porchia-White

Shatara Porchia-White

Director, Research Integrity and Compliance

106 MLKG

479-575-2105

sporchia@uark.edu

Mevin Torres

Melvin Torres

Export Control Officer

108 MLKG

479-575-6725

exports@uark.edu

Benjamin Purvis

Benjamin Purvis

Chief Administration Officer

102 MLKG

479-575-2765

bpurvis@uark.edu

rsicadmn@uark.edu