International Collaborations

While some international collaborations are formalized by agreements such as Memorandums 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.
  • Visit the Foreign Talent Recruitment Program webpage for guidelines.
  • Any proposed activities involving embargoed countries require prior export compliance review.
  • When collaborating with a foreign national outside the U.S., a Restricted Party Screening must be perfomed on the collaborators.
  • Export controlled items cannot be shared without authorization.
  • Technical data/information cannot be shared with anyone abroad or in the U.S. outside the approved team members. 
  • Contact The Office of Sponsored Programs for all Pre-Award processing.
  • Contact the Office of International Education for any international cooperation agreements.

When presenting at a conference, only publicly available information or published information can be shared. If the presentation includes any data, technical data, or information that is confidential in nature or not for public dissemination, a license from the Federal Government may be required. Contact the Export Control Officer prior to the conference taking place.

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.Deemed Exports (EAR 734.2(B)(2)(II) and ITAR 120.17) is technology released to foreign persons in the US. This is different from technology shipped from the U.S. to another country. Please see the Federal Government definition of "Deemed Exports" and watch a short video to learn more.

Contact Export Control

Mevin Torres

Melvin Torres

Export Control Officer

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