International collaborations

Issues to understand when working with foreign entities

Here are some questions researchers should ask when working with foreign entities and resources to help answer them:


Foreign influence on federally sponsored research – guidance

Over the past eighteen months, national security agencies, federal granting agencies, the White House and members of Congress have all signaled their increasing concern about systematic programs of foreign interference and misappropriation of intellectual property at U.S. research universities.

Washington State University encourages all members of the WSU community to ensure that their international collaborations and global engagement activities are both transparent and in full compliance with relevant policies and regulations. This guidance has been prepared to provide resources to ensure that research and educational activities conducted abroad or involving foreign partners on campus do not precipitate any compliance issues. Please see the Federal Sponsors page for additional information on disclosure requirements.


WSU policies related to international collaborations

Business Policies and Procedures Manual topics for international projects


Helpful connections at WSU

Office of Research Support and Operations

Dan Nordquist, Associate Vice President for Research

International Programs

Erin-Kae Rice, Director of Operations and Senior Advisor to the Vice President

Colleen Taugher, Interim Director, Global Partnerships and Research Services


Other important resources