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Examples of Potential International Engagement Conflicts

Note: Examples provided are for guidance only. They do not represent a complete list of potential conflicts.

  • Entering into an international engagement requiring an individual to keep the relationship with the International entity or agency private, secret and not allowing disclosure of the relationship to university.
  • Reproducing, replicating, disseminating, exchanging or transferring U.S.-funded work, such as unpublished data or University-owned intellectual property, to another country.
  • Recruiting or training other talent recruitment plan members, circumventing merit-based processes or other University requirements.
  • Attributing awards, patents, publications and projects to a foreign institution, even if conducted under U.S. funding.
  • Serving in an employment position with an international entity or institution that is responsible for performing research or supervising a lab or staff.
  • Service on committees or governing boards for International institutions, universities, or professional organizations.
  • Travel sponsored or reimbursed by an International government, institution, or university.
  • Salary support or honoraria, and other forms of cash-equivalent compensation paid directly to a university member (and not through a grant or contract with the University) for services they perform for anĀ  International institution, university, or government.
  • Tangible gifts provided by a foreign institution, university, or nonprofit organization

Examples of when foreign engagements may not create a conflict:

  • Properly vetted and approved or mitigated situation.