International Research Collaboration

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 at

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. The Office of International Programs and research security are two places to seek advice to help you avoid possible missteps. We encourage you to contact us at prior to issuing a formal invitation. When hiring international scholars, please download and provide a completed export control questionnaire along with your request to Human Resources or the Office of Legal Services. 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).