Guidance to Faculty for Disclosing International Relationships and Activities to USC and Federal Agencies
The U.S. Government is increasingly concerned about inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. A primary focus resulting from this concern is ensuring federally funded researchers at U.S. institutions disclose their relationships and activities with foreign institutions and/or funding agencies, which could jeopardize an individual's eligibility to receive future funding. UofSC encourages international collaborations while reiterating the importance of our faculty and investigators being transparent about their involvement with foreign entities. The following information is provided to guide the research community on how to meet the obligations associated with reporting outside activities to federal agencies. The recent message from the funding agencies is clear: investigators and their universities must disclose completely all foreign activities to their federal funding sponsors.