International Research Project Planning Guide

This resource provides faculty and administrators with clear, simple guideposts for international projects, including the policies, guides and contacts at University of Wisconsin-Madison to learn more.

UW Madison’s Office of International Safety and Security is available to provide tools and guidance on international business operations.

Due to the complexities associated with international projects, you should always consult with your local research administrator and/or one of the offices below regarding potential and proposed projects abroad – the earlier, the better.

PLANNING, BUDGET & BUILDING ALLIANCES WITH FOREIGN COLLABORATORS

  1. Understanding the Region
  2. Partnering with Affiliates
  3. Developing Your Budget Abroad
  4. Assistance from UW Madison’s Office of Legal Affairs
  5. Provostial Review
  6. Anti-Boycott Laws

TRAVEL AND SAFETY

  1. Passports and Visas
  2. Additional Medical Insurance, Medications and Vaccinations
  3. Undergraduate and Graduate Students Traveling Abroad
  4. Hiring Abroad
  5. Additional Training Requirements

BANKING AND PAYMENTS ABROAD

  1. License to Spend Funds
  2. Payments Abroad
  3. Paying in Cash
  4. Purchasing Equipment or Supplies Abroad
  5. Payment Schedule Abroad
  6. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

COMPLIANCE AND THE LAW

  1. Leasing Real Estate Abroad
  2. Registering with Host Country
  3. Human Subjects Involved in Research
  4. Data Storage and Ownership
  5. International Travel or Collaboration & Export Controls
  6. Researching Animal Subjects
  7. Environmental Health & Safety
  8. Investigators Disclosed for Financial Conflicts of Interest
  9. Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells