Export Controls

Research Integrity and Security

International Research Collaborations

“International collaboration and partnerships power tremendous new discoveries and innovation, and NSF will continue to support those efforts while also expanding how to identify risks, inform the R&D community and safeguard the integrity of the research enterprise.” – NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan
NSF announcement on JASON report: Safeguarding the Research Enterprise, March, 21, 2024.

International collaboration can run into export regulations in certain situations. Trading equipment, software, information or other materials may be subject to U.S. law and require an export license. Shipping items to countries that are subject to comprehensive sanctions, e.g. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea region of the Ukraine, may require a license or other precautions. If you have any questions, please contact us.

The success of the research enterprise at Colorado School of Mines, and in fact the conduct of science, relies on international partnerships.  Hosting international scholars is a common and welcome practice.

When hiring international scholars:

  • Please download and provide a completed export control questionnaire along with your request to Human Resources or the Office of General Counsel.
  • The research security office reviews each visit for the following concerns: restrictions on the research to be conducted; restrictions on the visitor’s home institution, country, or the visitor; and restricted research in proximity to the visitor (in the PI’s lab or at another lab in the department).
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Check out the “International Collaboration” module, part of the National Science Foundation’s online research security training for the research community.