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Research Visitors

On campus research visitors are those Academic Visitors who are engaging in research activities that require independent physical access to campus facilities.

Academic Research Visitor Submission Process

To request access for an academic research visitor follow the step by step guidelines noted here. To learn more about roles and responsibilities of individuals in the process, please visit the Key Terms webpage.

Step 1

Individual host (or individual host delegate) initiates visit request by completing the Visiting Scholar Questionnaire.

Step 2

Administrative host reviews request and either approves, reassigns to individual host to update information or denies request.

Step 3

If approved, the request is forwarded to the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI). ORI will review proposed research visitor activity and determine if a Visiting Scientist Agreement (or similar documentation) is needed. Once appropriate agreements are in place, ORI will approve this step.

  • If a research visitor is also under the category of foreign visitor the request will initially forward to the Export Controls Office to complete an Export Controls Screen and Restricted Party screen.

Step 4

Unit HR lead receives request and conducts a Quality Assurance review. Once this review is complete, the unit HR lead will approve, reassign to individual host for updated information or deny request.

Step 5

Academic Research Visitor identity is created and account becomes active. The research visitor, individual host and administrative host will all be notified once the process is complete and the research visitor is active in the system.