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International Engagement and Collaborations

The University of Florida values and encourages international research, collaboration, and scholarship. It is through our scholarly relationships—both domestic and international—that our faculty, staff, and students continue to generate innovations and discoveries that leave lasting impacts around the globe. The University is equally committed to adhering to regulatory requirements and being a good steward of state and federal resources in executing UF’s mission.

UF Research Integrity, Security and Compliance (UF RISC) is available to support researchers as they embark on international research projects.  We are the central point of contact within UF’s core offices to provide guidance to UF faculty, staff, and students who are conducting international research or other sponsored work abroad, as well as when they begin to form new international collaborations.

UF RISC is also available to help faculty and staff navigate the new and changing regulations around these international relationships. There is growing concern regarding certain agreements and activities between university faculty members and various foreign universities and institutions, the existence of which may have a negative impact on funding decisions for individual researchers. Of particular concern are the cases where researchers are not disclosing these relationships and activities to their university or to U.S. federal sponsors of their work. The recent message from the funding agencies is clear: researchers and their universities must completely disclose all foreign activities to their sponsors.