University-Industry Engagement Week

Risk Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Foreign Research Relationships

By David Schwartz
Published: May 23rd, 2023

Dozens of major research institutions have undergone federal investigation for failure to disclose foreign research ties, and nearly 100 universities have now been asked to investigate specific threats. Several labs have seen researchers arrested or fired over failure to disclose foreign relationships and funding, and the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies continue to focus on potential security risks associated with foreign talent recruitment programs. 

It’s a problem that isn’t going away. That’s why we’ve created this distance learning collection dedicated to improving your assessment strategies and compliance with reporting requirements. Risk Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Foreign Research Relationships features two recorded programs in our digital package format — on-demand video and transcript — so you can view and share them with your entire staff at your convenience. The two programs are:

  • Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research, presented by: David Ivey, UT-Austin’s Export Control Officer and Export Compliance Counsel, who provides a solid plan of action for both policy and real-world compliance practice.
  • Mitigating Risks Associated with Foreign Research Collaborators, presented by: Wendy Epley, Principal, Wendy Epley Consulting. You’ll learn how to comply with the added security measures being required by federal agencies, identify red flags, and spot subtle clues of inappropriate foreign influence so your university can protect its research and its reputation.

For complete details on this important resource, click here.

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