Compliance & Research

Engaging globally provides many benefits to Penn’s academic and research endeavors. However, there are several U.S. and international regulatory considerations to understand when operating abroad.

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Privacy Laws

Be sensitive to local privacy laws as laws vary by country. In most cases, there must be appropriate security controls to avoid the unauthorized access, and disclosure of personal data. Contact the Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy for advice regarding the applicability of international privacy regulations if your work involves other personal information.

For specific questions please contact:
Scott Schafer
Chief University Privacy Officer and Institutional Compliance Officer
+1 215.898.1934

Sarah Finnerty
Assistant University Privacy Officer
+1 215.573.3350

 

 

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Research Regulations

Faculty and staff members who conduct internationally sponsored projects under the University have an important public and personal responsibility to manage those projects carefully. For general questions please contact the Office of Research Services.

For specific international operations considerations, review the research regulations and contact GSS if you have additional questions.  

 

Research Regulations  Office of Research Services

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Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption

The University may be subject to numerous anti-bribery laws and regulations when conducting international activity both inside and outside the US. As Penn increases its global outreach and engagement, it increases its exposure to Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Laws. If your activity takes you abroad, or if you are engaged in activity with foreign entities and individuals, you are responsible for adhering to US law and also any anti-bribery and corruptions laws that exist in the country in which you are operating. For example:

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Export Control

Export control laws limit the transfer of goods and information to people and places outside of the United States.

Visit the office of Export Controls

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Destination Specific Compliance

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Policy 2142: Against Human Trafficking

Notice Regarding US Gov't Policy against Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

The U.S. government has adopted a policy prohibiting human trafficking, sex trafficking, forced labor, and trafficking-related activities. As a recipient of federal funds from grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts (collectively, “awards”), the University of Pennsylvania is obligated to inform its employees, agents, independent contractors and subrecipients performing awards, regarding the U.S. government’s policy. We advise all federally funded researchers to review Policy 2142.

The University of Pennsylvania opposes human trafficking, sex trafficking, and forced labor, which are inherently harmful and contrary to the University’s core values, and which may violate applicable foreign, U.S., state, and/or local laws.

 

Policy 2142

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Privacy Laws

Be sensitive to local privacy laws as laws vary by country. In most cases, there must be appropriate security controls to avoid the unauthorized access, and disclosure of personal data. Contact the Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy for advice regarding the applicability of international privacy regulations if your work involves other personal information.

For specific questions please contact:
Scott Schafer
Chief University Privacy Officer and Institutional Compliance Officer
+1 215.898.1934

Sarah Finnerty
Assistant University Privacy Officer
+1 215.573.3350

 

 

Office of Audit, Compliance & Privacy

assignment

Research Regulations

Faculty and staff members who conduct internationally sponsored projects under the University have an important public and personal responsibility to manage those projects carefully. For general questions please contact the Office of Research Services.

For specific international operations considerations, review the research regulations and contact GSS if you have additional questions.  

 

Research Regulations  Office of Research Services

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Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption

The University may be subject to numerous anti-bribery laws and regulations when conducting international activity both inside and outside the US. As Penn increases its global outreach and engagement, it increases its exposure to Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Laws. If your activity takes you abroad, or if you are engaged in activity with foreign entities and individuals, you are responsible for adhering to US law and also any anti-bribery and corruptions laws that exist in the country in which you are operating. For example:

zoom_out_map

Export Control

Export control laws limit the transfer of goods and information to people and places outside of the United States.

Visit the office of Export Controls

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Destination Specific Compliance

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Policy 2142: Against Human Trafficking

Notice Regarding US Gov't Policy against Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

The U.S. government has adopted a policy prohibiting human trafficking, sex trafficking, forced labor, and trafficking-related activities. As a recipient of federal funds from grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts (collectively, “awards”), the University of Pennsylvania is obligated to inform its employees, agents, independent contractors and subrecipients performing awards, regarding the U.S. government’s policy. We advise all federally funded researchers to review Policy 2142.

The University of Pennsylvania opposes human trafficking, sex trafficking, and forced labor, which are inherently harmful and contrary to the University’s core values, and which may violate applicable foreign, U.S., state, and/or local laws.

 

Policy 2142

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Resources for
International Research

The Office of the Vice Provost of Research, in partnership with Penn Global, have launched a new website to provide guidance researchers with international collaborations. This site details Penn's policy, provides example scenarios, FAQs and contacts. In addition, the whole side can be downloaded as a PDF for use as a training resource. 

International Partners in Research