Skip to Content

Office of the Vice President for Research

Important Guidance: Faculty must disclose international collaborations

The U.S. Government remains concerned about inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. A primary focus of this concern is ensuring that federally funded researchers at U.S. institutions disclose their relationships with foreign organizations which could conflict with the interests of federal funding agencies.

The University of South Carolina strongly supports and values its international collaborations.  This is exemplified both by bringing international scholars to campus and encouraging our scholars to collaborate internationally, thereby enriching the student experience and bringing diverse knowledge and experiences to our academic community. While recognizing the value of international collaboration, our faculty and investigators must be transparent about their involvement with foreign entities.

Please visit the International Collaboration page on the UofSC Office of Research Compliance website to review updated resources to guide the research community on how to meet the obligations associated with reporting outside activities to federal agencies.  


4 April 2022

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.