Vanderbilt Professors Collaborate Carefully
The online version of Vanderbilt University's student newspaper reports how the recent conviction of University of Tennessee professor J. Reece Roth of violating U.S. export control laws" has spurred fellow academics, including those at Vanderbilt, to more closely examine their collaborations with the international scientific community."
The article notes:
"We haven’t had any problems like Professor Roth’s in the past. Now there is more tension about the topic because it is closer to home. But I think it is possible to happen anywhere,” said Director of the Office of Sponsored Research John Childress. “The law is the law and it covers you no matter which institution you are part of.”A separate article, entitled "Research Community has Strict Rules" reports on Vanderbilt's policies associated with dealing with export controlled research.