What activities are subject to additional review?
- Projects funded by people or entities from China (including Hong Kong), Russia, and Saudi Arabia.
- Projects that involve MIT faculty, staff, or students conducting work in these countries.
- Collaborative projects with people or entities from these countries.
Please note that as international circumstances change, the list of countries or projects subject to additional review may be modified. Faculty proposing global projects of a certain scope or complexity, even if not from one of these countries, may seek additional review through this process. Also, “projects” refers here to engagements by the MIT community that are bound by formal contractual relationships or agreements but not to informal or ad hoc interactions and collaborations.
This elevated risk review process is in addition to the due diligence conducted as a matter of course for all global projects at MIT. Regarding the latter, the various offices that deal with legal, international and research matters work in consultation with one another on an ongoing basis to follow and ensure compliance with U.S. law and regulations.
The process described here also applies to gifts from the elevated risk countries that are referred by MIT’s reconstituted Gift Acceptance Committee as part of their review and approval process.