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.
- FBI - Higher Education and Export Controls Risks and Issues
- FBI - Elicitation Techniques that You May Encounter
- FBI - How to Mitigate the Risks of Visitors
- FBI - Intellectual Property Protection
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.