Resources for International Collaborations


Colorado State University has a clear commitment to making an impact on the lives of people and communities worldwide. Faculty, researchers, staff, and students all advance this call to action as we engage in teaching, learning, research, and scholarly initiatives with partners worldwide. CSU values these collaborative activities, and we support this international commitment.

Best Practices for Disclosing Relationships and Collaborative Activities

In light of heightened federal scrutiny on collaborations with non-U.S. entities and existing federal requirements, researchers must disclose their involvement in external collaborations, which include international collaborations.

For guidance regarding international travel security and travel to high-risk countries, reference the Secure and Global Research (SGR) website or contact Sally Alexander, Risk Management and Insurance, (970) 491-7726.

Individuals are responsible for understanding restrictions on sharing certain technologies in particular countries or with denied parties. Export Control is a broad issue and requires screening for restricted parties before traveling to, hiring from, entering into agreements with, shipping, mailing or emailing to, procuring, or discussing restricted technology with someone from a restricted entity. More information can be found on the SGR Export Control website.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) July 10th, 2019 guide notice on “Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components.”

National Science Foundation (NSF) October 25th, 2018 statement on “Security and Science” reminding U.S. universities to “embrace transparency and rigorously adhere to conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies.”

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) March 20th, 2019 memo outlining disclosure requirements for all key personnel listed on research and research-related educational activities supported by DoD grants and contracts.

U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) June 7th, 2019 directive on participation in foreign-talent recruitment programs for those working under a DoE contract.