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 rescomp@research.umass.edu)

Office Key Point of Contact Confer in case of:
Office of Pre-Award Services (OPAS) Kristy Reese, Director
(413) 545-0699
kristyreese@umass.edu
  • 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
adenson@umass.edu

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

Heather Hermann, Director of Research Risk
(413) 545-9441
jadonais@research.umass.edu

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

Burnley Jaklevic, Director
(413) 577-0651
bjaklevic@research.umass.edu

  • 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
andreadrake@ipo.umass.edu

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

Kenneth Reade, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
(413) 545-5251
kjreade@ipo.umass.edu

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

Matthew Dalton, Chief Information Security Officer
(413) 545-4475
matthew.dalton@umass.edu

  • Data theft/Information Security incident
  • IT Risk & Security Assessments
  • Loaner equipment for foreign travel
Office of Research Compliance (ORC), Research Risk, Foreign Engagement

Ellie Kurth, Assistant Director of Research Risk
Research Compliance
(413) 545-5201
gkurth@umass.edu 

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

Theresa M. Curry
(413) 545-5867
theresa.curry@umass.edu

  • Foreign donors/gifts
  • In-kind donations

 

NSF has just released a series of four Research Security training modules, free to researchers and institutions throughout the U.S. They are "designed to facilitate principled international collaboration in an open, transparent, and secure environment that safegaurd the nation's research ecosystem" (NSF News, 1/30/2024).