ASU Travel

When traveling to countries of concern (e.g., Cuba, Syria,  Iran, North Korea and Sudan), as well as China, please notify ASU’s Research Operations office at [email protected] at least a few weeks before your trip. This notification allows for vetting of collaborations and equipment (e.g., laptops and electronic equipment) or materials that may contain unpublished research data to ensure compliance with export controls and protection of intellectual property.

Prior to departure, any university travel to a sanctioned country must follow all foreign travel requirements. If a license is required, ASU Research Operations will contact the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to obtain the necessary license.  Currently, the sanctioned countries are Cuba, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Iran. Support is also available for travel to China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Research Operations will provide travel letters and support for obtaining licenses from the U.S. Department of Commerce or U.S. Department of State when necessary. Requests should be submitted six months in advance of the travel date.

Export Control ASU Research and Sponsored Projects Policy (RSP 214: Export Control)


It is the goal of the university to allow faculty both to explore freely their research interests and disseminate their research results. The university also wishes to allow faculty to collaborate freely with their international colleagues in the conduct of fundamental research and to allow foreign researchers and graduate students to participate in university research projects. However, the university must pursue these goals in accordance with applicable U.S. export control laws and regulations.


All university personnel engaged in sponsored or non-sponsored research of any scope and duration are responsible for reviewing, prior to beginning such research, applicable export control regulations to determine whether any aspect of the intended research is subject to the regulations and, if so, whether any exclusion or exemption is available or whether a license must be obtained as a condition of conducting the research. Such determination must be re-evaluated prior to any subsequent changes in the terms of sponsorship, the scope of work or the personnel involved in the research.

Export Control Wizard

Export controls may apply when you send an item, information or software outside the United States’ borders or when you share it with “foreign persons or entities” inside the United States. This tool has been designed to assist investigators in determining if an export license is needed.

Foreign travel

Addresses frequently asked foreign travel questions.

Global Operations

Resources for ASU faculty and staff to conduct international business.

International collaborations and travel

Guidance on export controls and travel restrictions when facilitating international engagements.

Documents to be used for the International Remote Work Process can be found here:

Note:  To be eligible for remote work depends upon secure VPN access, is not government controlled and there are no country specific restrictions.

July 2020 – International engagement slides


To provide context and information to ASU researchers in support of international engagements.

Objectivity in research-disclosure of financial interests and management conflicts of interest

ASU policy to address the reporting of interactions with public or private sources outside the university and disclosures of conflicting financial of interest.