Restricted Party Screenings

To remain compliant with federal regulations, the University of Arizona conducts Restricted Party Screenings (RPS) to help prevent illegal transactions with restricted foreign and domestic parties. 

RPS International Collaborators Memo

Visual Compliance is an online tool used to screen the various lists of restricted individuals and entities.

Conducting Screenings

Chart of University Screening Responsibilities

University representatives in colleges and administrative units have direct access to the Visual Compliance system. Contact to determine your unit’s liaison, to request direct access, or for assistance with occasional screenings.

New users will receive access after submitting a completed  Code of Conduct form  


The system is user friendly and training is not required but available upon request.  We recommend consulting the following resources:

Restrictions on Certain Telecommunications & Surveillance Equiptment (NDAA, Section 889)

Effective on August 13, 2020, the NDAA FY 2019, Section 889, prohibits federal agencies from entering, extending, or renewing contracts or awarding grants to universities that provide or use certain telecommunications and surveillance equipment or services which are owned, connected, or controlled by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To comply with Section 889, the University may not provide the government or use any equipment, system, or service that uses telecommunications or surveillance equipment or services as a “substantial or essential component of any system” or as “critical technology as part of any system" from these companies/entities.

NDAA Guidance and FAQs

All restricted companies are mainlined in the Visual Compliance Restricted Party Screening Tool and on Export Controls website.

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