Planning to travel abroad on business? The FBI provides this guidance for academics who are traveling overseas.
USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
Pursuant to the guidance provided in the 12/2/2015 memo from the Vice Chancellor for Research, faculty that choose to use UAS for their research or creative purposes will assume personal liability for any damages or civil or criminal charges that might result from the UAS use. At this time there is no university insurance coverage for UAS use by any representative of the university at any location and for any purpose.
A faculty member flying UAS on non-university property as part of a class, research effort, contractual work with a third party, demonstration, or other employment-related activity would be considered to be acting as a representative of the university and so would be conducting the activity without the necessary approvals or insurance.
REVISED NSF PAPPG
NSF has issued a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1). The PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016