Guidance to Researchers Involved in International Collaborations

Foreign Influence Disclosure Guidance

The following contacts are available to provide guidance to researchers involved in international collaborations. If you are unclear on the best approach, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at (413) 545-5283 or

Office Key Point of Contact Confer in case of:
Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS) Kristy Reese, Director
(413) 545-0699
  • Proposals for grants/contracts/subcontracts including w/ foreign governments and agencies
  • Proposed effort commitments
Office of Post-Award Management (OPAM)

Alene Denson, Director
(404) 771-2881

  • Grants/contracts/subcontracts, including w/ foreign governments and agencies
  • Effort commitments/obligations
Office of Research Compliance (ORC)

Jennifer Donais, Asst. VC
(413) 545-5283
(413) 545-5896

  • Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment disclosure
  • Foreign engagement analysis
  • Data sharing/transfer
Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

Burnley Jaklevic, Director
(413) 577-0651

  • Disclosure of potential invention or IP
  • Use of university name or trademark
  • Use, acceptance, or transfer of proprietary information or materials
International Programs Office

Andrea Campbell Drake, Director of Health Safety and Security
(413) 545-4350

  • International Travel guidance
  • Study Abroad Programs
International Scholars & Students

Kenneth Reade, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
(413) 545-5251

  • Hosting international staff/students
  • Hosting foreign visitors/researchers
  • Visa & Immigration questions
IT Security & Compliance

Matthew Dalton, Chief Information Security Officer
(413) 545-4475

  • Data theft/Information Security incident
  • IT Risk & Security Assessments
  • Loaner equipment for foreign travel
Export Control

Daniel Sacco, Associate Director, Research Compliance
(413) 545-3468

  • International agreements
  • Export control licensing analysis
  • Security & intelligence/due diligence

Theresa M. Curry
(413) 545-5867

  • Foreign donors/gifts
  • In-kind donations