Over the last few years, international collaborations have been on the rise, and many universities that have previously never dealt with foreign partners either as a source of funding or as a collaborator find that their faculty’s field of research places them in the forefront of international collaborations. Negotiations with foreign partners can be complex and involve not only being in compliance with US laws but with the laws of the foreign country. Whether you are involved in a complex program with international sites, working with a foreign subrecipient, or simply sending an investigator off to an international meeting, new and changing regulations, security concerns and economic issues need to be addressed. This session is intended to help the university research community understand processes and policies that will support international collaborations and the impact of critical compliance responsibilities including providing essential export control and related information.
Participants will develop a better understanding of, and a resource toolkit for addressing, the following aspects of contract negotiation:
- Obtain a fundamental understanding of negotiating with foreign entities;
- Obtain a basic understanding of the impact of export control laws on research;
- Understand how your negotiations and federal laws concerning international research affect your faculty’s research.
Denise Wallen, Senior Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico
- Norm Hebert, Director of International Research Administration, Brown University;
- David Mayo, Director of Sponsored Research, California Institute of Technology;
- William Devaney, Partner and Chair, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption Group, Venable LLP;
- Lindsay Meyer, Partner and Chair, International Trade Practice, Venable LLP
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