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International collaborations are very important to the global mission of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Export Compliance office provides support through trainings, guidance and specific reviews of collaboration scope as well as helps vet institutions against sanctions lists.

  1. Will the research take place in a sanctioned, embargoed or other high-risk country?
  2. Who are the parties involved? Are they restricted parties?
  3. Does the collaboration in any way relate to weapons, warfare, munitions, nuclear materials and/or national intelligence?
  4. Is any related party a foreign government, military or intelligence agency?
  5. Is any related party a domestic military or intelligence agency?
  6. Has any related party requested an MTA, NDA and/or CDA in relation to the proposed collaboration?
  7. Will items be shipped, taken, or otherwise transferred outside the United States?
  8. Does the collaboration involve international travel?
  9. Will the results of the collaboration be subject to any restrictions on dissemination?
  10. Will UNC-Chapel Hill receive any physical items, materials, biologics, software and/or proprietary information from a collaborating party?

If you answer “yes” or are unsure about any of the above questions, please contact the Export Compliance office for assistance.

Additionally, to guide collaborations in education and research between UNC-Chapel Hill units and institutions around the world, formal agreements are often executed that document responsibilities and expectations of each institution. If you are interested in pursuing an International Collaboration Agreement with an international institution, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. For assistance with other types of contracts, please visit the University Contracts and Agreements Overview webpage.