research in contemporary society is more important than ever before. Using
technological advances of the 21st century, researchers across the
globe now interact as easily electronically as if they were in the same office
or laboratory. For example, in addressing the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals academicians must come together and share knowledge to
address the largest challenges facing the world. Central Michigan University
encourages faculty and students to rise to the challenge of international
engagement and partnership with talented, internationally meritorious scholars.
While international engagement can be some of the most rewarding activity
within the academe, special precautions must be taken to ensure export control
compliance, research compliance, etc. Below are information and resources
provided for CMU faculty who wish to engage internationally. Additional
questions may be directed to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
Travel for university purposes remains
suspended until further notice, unless it is deemed essential by the
appropriate division vice president. For the CMU's most up to date COVID-19 travel restrictions visit https://www.cmich.edu/covid19/Pages/faculty-staff.aspx.
International research must abide by CMU's research requirements for working with humans, animals and DNA. For more information visit https://www.cmich.edu/office_provost/ORGS/ComplianceandResearchIntegrity/InstitutionalReviewBoard/Pages/default.aspx.
Controls are federal laws that govern how technology, technical data,
technical assistance, and items or materials (from software to
satellites and more) are physically or electronically exported, shipped,
transmitted, transferred, or shared from the U.S. to foreign countries,
persons, or entities. For more information visit https://www.cmich.edu/office_provost/ORGS/ComplianceandResearchIntegrity/Export%20Controls/Pages/default.aspx.
All international travel (excluding Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs and Volunteer Center Programs) must be approved by the appropriate Vice President/Associate Vice President (who reports directly to the President) or designee prior to making any travel arrangements. (Policy - pg 9 of the Business Expense Manual)
Travel Approval Form
Do you need an official agreement (MOU)in place? Find more information at https://www.cmich.edu/office_provost/GlobalEngagement/Pages/International-Partnerships.aspx.