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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 help 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 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.