Secure and Global Research

Navigating federal regulations related to export controls, controlled unclassified information, classified research and conflict of interest. SGR works closely with partners across campus in the department of Research IT, Office of International Programs, CEMML, Central Receiving, Procurement, Property Management, Division of IT, HR, Admissions, Office of Sponsored Programs, academic departments, and more.

Secure and Global Research is responsible for export control, conflict of interest, and classified research. This includes review of COI disclosures and COI management plan development, procuring federal export licenses, writing and implementing Technology Control Plans around sensitive technologies and/or items, reviewing export-related clauses in contracts and grants, supporting international scholars’ visa applications, advising CSU faculty and staff about international travel, screening international shipments, maintaining classified research capabilities, facilitating CSU personnel access to military bases, and more.

On September 25, 2023, the Department of Commerce (Department), through the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published a final rule to implement conditions in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (“CHIPS Act,” or “Act”) that seek to prevent CHIPS funds from being used to directly or indirectly benefit foreign countries of concern. The final rule, Preventing the Improper Use of CHIPS Act Funding, 88 Fed. Reg. 65,600 (codified at 15 C.F.R. § 231) (“Guardrails Rule”), defines terms related to these conditions, describes the types of activities that are prohibited under the Expansion Clawback and Technology Clawback, sets forth procedures for notifying the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) of non-compliance, and describes the process by which the Secretary will enforce these provisions.

As a result, Colorado State University will not engage or participate with malign foreign talent programs. Please contact SGR for more information.