Tension between national security concerns and the open nature of scientific research is facing renewed attention in the current political climate. As a result, several federal agencies have issued recent or updated materials pertaining to policies regarding international research.
Rutgers University is committed to supporting and fostering international research collaborations through teaching, research, and service programs in NJ and throughout the world. This commitment requires that the institution fully supports faculty and research staff as it complies with all the relevant regulation and guidelines accompanying federal funding.
SEBS encourage and promotes students, faculty, and visitors to incorporate internationalization in their academic pursuits to foster global perspectives that address modern scientific challenges on local and global scales. The SEBS Office of International Programs supports study abroad in the sciences, faculty research, and exchange collaborations, and welcomes incoming international students with specialized program enrichment.
The Office of Research and Economic Development has established a high-level working group to monitor and address these policies and issues as they evolve. They will be creating a website that will contain information to help guide investigators with regard to federal requirements. Below is a list of issues and information about issues with international research:
- Foreign components in an NIH-funded research, or want to work with visiting personnel supported by a foreign entity – contact your School Research Administration representative or Research and Sponsored Programs
- Receipt of gifts from a foreign entity – Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance and Rutgers University Foundation
- Oversight of laboratories in a foreign country; consulting, advisory, or ownership interest in foreign entity – Conflict of Interest
- Participation in foreign talent or recruitment programs – Office of General Counsel
- Travel internationally on RU business, host visiting scholars, students or individuals from a foreign entity or government – Export Controls
- Have invented intellectual property, optioned, licensed or marketed by a foreign entity – Research Commercialization