International Activities

Sponsored research agreements with foreign sponsors and foreign collaborators may involve special considerations and negotiations.

RAS is responsible for the negotiation and execution of sponsored agreements involving foreign sponsors and foreign collaborators. As required, RAS coordinates its negotiation with other Institute offices, such as the Technology Licensing Office (TLO), Office of Major Agreements (OMA), Vice President for Finance (VPF) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC). RAS keeps the Prinicipal Investigator (PI) and Department, Lab or Center (DLC) informed and engaged during the negotiation process.

Special considerations may include:

  • Tax matters – RAS will consult with the OGC and VPF to assure that award negotiations address all matters of tax obligations and implications
  • Research Compliance oversight – special reviews and approvals may be required if research involves human or animal subjects, specifically:
  • Compliance with Export Control Regulations
  • Intellectual Property rights
  • Currency, billing, and accounting – to meet Institute policies and procedures and sponsor requirements

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