An Educational and Research Visitor (ERV) is an individual (foreign or domestic) who is visiting the University of Mississippi Medical Center for the primary purpose of observing or conducting research on a specific research project(s). ERVs fall into four categories: Educational Observers observing Research, Research Volunteers, Educational Enrichment Program Participants involved in Research, and Visiting Scholars - Research. ERVs are initiated by an academic department, school, or other unit at UMMC and are to complement the ongoing efforts of the unit.
To comply with guidance and applicable United States (U.S.) laws and regulations pertaining to exports of items, services, and technology by or on behalf of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), e.g., the National Science and Technology Council, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), all ERVs must be processed through the Official Educational and Research Visitor process which requires that all ERVs undergo appropriate due diligence checks, execute an Agreement for Educational and Research Visitors, and complete the Electronic Non-Employee Personnel Action Request (E-NEPAR) prior to being granted access to engage with UMMC.
The online Research Visitor Application must be completed by the UMMC Sponsor at least 30 days prior to the ERVs proposed start date for domestic and foreign ERVs who do not require visa sponsorship and at least 90 days prior to the ERVs proposed start date for foreign ERVs who will require visa sponsorship. For Educational Enrichment Program Participants (EEPP) involved in Research, an individual application does not need to be completed for each participant. The program director/administrator should email the EEPP Research Visitor Template to Cari Fowler to complete the Research Visitor process for EEPPs.
Documents Required to Complete the Research Visitor Application
Educational Observers observing Research
Educational Enrichment Program Participants
Visiting Scholar - Research
Educational and Research Visitor (ERV) Process