I am submitting a proposal to the World Health Organization. This includes a survey that will be completed by individuals within the country. The study takes place in many countries, including an OFAC sanctioned country. What do I need to do before I go?

Before anyone travels abroad for any reason, they should check to see whether the activities they plan to do abroad may be controlled for any reason or if there are any restrictions on the individuals or entities with whom the researcher will be interacting.  Each embargo is different.  At this time, the tightest embargoes are on Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and Sudan. In addition, as with all research abroad, a restricted party screening should be done for any organizations, business entities, or individuals with whom a researcher knows he/she will be interacting.

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