COI Updates

Updates Due to recent scrutiny from the federal government related to undue foreign influence, conflict of interest will likely experience significant changes in the near future.  Please check here for the list of updates and new information. May 2022 Department of Energy conflict of interest website revisions In anticipation of the June 18, 2022 implementation…

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Sanctioned and Embargoed Countries

Sanctioned and Embargoed Countries The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers economic and trade sanctions against specific countries, individuals and entities. These trade sanctions programs apply to University activities. For the most recent list of sanctions, please visit the OFAC website. The most comprehensive sanctions involve: Cuba,…

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Institutional Review Entity

Institutional Review Entity (IRE) PI identifies research that involves any of the 15 listed agents Institutional Review Entity (IRE):Determines whether the research involves any of the 7 experimental effects;If so, conducts a risk assessment to determine whether the research is DURC; andIf so, weighs the risk and benefits and develops a draft risk mitigation plan…

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Resources & Policies

Policies The United States Government’s oversight of DURC is aimed at preserving the benefits of life sciences research while minimizing the risk of misuse of the knowledge, information, products, or technologies provided by such research. There are two USG policies that address the oversight of life sciences DURC. The United States Government Policy for Institutional…

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Is My Research DURC?

Is My Research DURC? 1. Does your research include DURC Agents and/or toxins? 2. Does your research include one of the experimental effects of concern? 3. Does your research meet the definition of “DURC”? 1. Does your research include DURC Agents and/or toxins? Agents and toxins specified by the U.S. Government as governed by its…

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Dual Use Research of Concern

What is DURC? Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC), under the United States Government Policy, is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat, with broad potential consequences, to public health and safety, agricultural…

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Foreign Nationals and Deemed Exports

Foreign Nationals and Deemed Exports Did you know? A product does not have to travel across the U.S. border to be considered an export. An export may not involve a product at all. Simply exposing a non-U.S. citizen to information about export-controlled technology, even in the U.S., may be treated as an export. Such disclosure…

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Restricted Entities

Restricted Parties Working with Restricted Parties Although the U.S. government restricts sharing non-public information or shipping to certain individuals or organizations for economic and national security reasons, certain transactions with restricted parties may be permitted with an export license.  The Export Control team is available to help make that determination and secure the necessary license…

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International Travel

International Travel Certain types of international travel, research, and other activities may involve export control regulations depending on the travel destination and the items, software, and/or technical data that are taken. When you travel abroad, everything you take is an export, including high-tech equipment, confidential, unpublished, or proprietary information or data. Before you travel, please…

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International Shipping

International Shipping Before Shipping The University does not have a centralized shipping center for international or domestic shipments, but there are certain regulatory requirements depending on what the item is and where it is going. To help ensure that UC faculty, staff, and students do not experience customs delays, seizure of goods, or inadvertent violation…

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