Foreign Travel: Know Before You Go
Faculty, researchers and staff travel to foreign countries frequently on behalf of their position at CMU and the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) would like to brief you on some important updates before you leave. Generally, there are no problems or delays associated with your travel to most countries. However, due to heightened government security and export laws and regulations concerning university research and activities, we must demonstrate awareness at CMU for foreign travel risks when traveling on behalf of CMU. Please read the following and let ORIC know if you have any questions or concerns.
1) If you will be taking your laptop or other common electronic devices to a foreign country, please ensure that there is no source code or technical know-how (e.g. designs, schematics, non-public technical data) on your computer, flash drive, mobile device, etc. It is best to take a clean laptop and leave your unpublished research data at home or CMU.
2) If you will be carrying any other tangible items like equipment, samples, prototypes, etc., please complete the Foreign Travel Checklist [PDF] and submit to email@example.com for an export review.
3) If you are traveling to or through any country of concern regardless of the research or activity, please contact the Export Compliance Group at firstname.lastname@example.org for support and guidance related to the following:
4) Additionally, some countries may have travel warnings issued by the Department of State with special instructions for Americans traveling to those countries. Please consult the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories so you will always have the most up to date information. Please feel free to contact ORIC for a travel briefing for high risk countries or any other concerns. If you have trouble while you are abroad with foreign government export/import procedures please contact the Export Compliance Group at email@example.com. If you have concerns about your safety while traveling, please contact International SOS at +1 215 942 8226 (CMU’s membership number is 11BCPA000144).