We use a 3rd party supplier (Onfido) to perform:
An independent set of watchlist checks - Watchlist Enhanced - April 2020.pdf
Document validity checks
prior to marking the concerning researcher as having a verified identity.
Continuous checks against sanctions lists (blocking for every individual payout)
Export-related Restricted, Denied, and Blocked Persons Lists
Critical U.S. Government lists, including those from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC, Department of State), and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) trade-related lists.
Department of Commerce Denied Persons [BIS]
Department of Commerce Entity List [BIS]
Department of Commerce "Unverified" List [BIS]
Department of State Arms Export Control Act Debarred Parties [DDTC]
Department of State Cuba Restricted List
Department of State Nonproliferation Orders
Executive Order 13382
Iran and Syria Nonproliferation Act
Executive Order 12938, as amended
Missile Sanctions Laws
Chemical and Biological Weapons Sanctions Laws
Sanctions for the Transfer of Lethal Military Equipment
Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act Sanctions (INKSNA)
Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (TRA)
CAATSA Section 231(d) Defense and Intelligence Sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation
Department of State Munitions Export Control Orders [DDTC]
Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Designations [OFAC]
Department of State Designated Terrorist Organizations
Department of State Terrorist Exclusion List
US - OFAC, Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List
U.S. Department of Defense Military List
U.S. Treasury Department Palestinian Legislative Council List [OFAC]
U.S. Federal Register General Orders
Military End User (MEU) List
Military-Intelligence End User (MIEU) List [BIS]
Sanction Programs-related Blocked Persons Lists
Common lists that cover sanctions programs-related group from U.S. government and international bodies.
U.S. Treasury Department Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, including Cuba and Merchant Vessels, Iran, Iraq and Merchant Vessels, Sudan Blocked Vessels [OFAC]
Department of Treasury Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations and Individuals
Department of Treasury Specially Designated Narcotic Traffickers and Narcotics Kingpins
Department of Treasury Foreign Narcotics Kingpins
Department of Treasury Sanctions Related to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities
U.S. Treasury Department Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable- Through Account Sanctions (the "CAPTA List") [OFAC]
U.S. Treasury Department Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (FSE-IR, FSE-SY) [OFAC]
U.S. Treasury Department Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List (UKRAINE-EO13662) [OFAC]
United Nations Consolidated List
U.N. sanctionsmeasures (assetsfreeze, travelban, orarmsembargo) imposed by the Security Council on individuals and entities under Security Council Resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities, 1518 (2003), 1521 (2003) concerning Liberia, 1533 (2004) concerning The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1572 (2004) concerning Côte d'Ivoire, 1591 (2005) concerning The Sudan, 1718 (2006), 1737 (2006), 1970 (2011) concerning Libya, 1988 (2011), and 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea-Bissau.
UN Port Ban Vessels
OMM Vessels Blacklisted in Annex III of UN Resolution 2270 (2016)
UN Designated Vessels Pursuant to Resolutions 1718 and 2270
Non-SDN Menu-based Sanctions (NW-MBS)
Malign RPC Companies on Major Indices
General Services Administration
Lists from the U.S. Government’s System for Awards Management identify restrictions that are vital when contracting with U.S. Government.
U.S. General Services Administration List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement Programs [SAM/EPLS]
U.S. General Services Administration List of Parties Excluded from Federal Nonprocurement Programs [SAM/EPLS]
U.S. General Services Administration List of Parties Excluded from Federal Reciprocal Programs [SAM/EPLS]
Law Enforcement-related Wanted Persons Lists
Various US federal-level government law enforcement agencies.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations - Top Ten Fugitives
Focuses on four priorities: to exploit counter intelligence activities for force protection, to resolve violent crime impacting the Air Force, to combat threats to Air Force information systems and technologies, and to defeat and deter acquisition fraud.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Most Wanted
Enforces U.S. federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, explosives, and arson.
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives
Investigative functions fall into the categories of applicant matters, civil rights, counter terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, organized crime/drugs, violent crimes and major offenders, and financial crime.
FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
Lists alleged terrorists that have been indicted by sitting Federal Grand Juries in various jurisdictions in the United States for the crimes reflected on their wanted posters.
FBI Wanted Fugitives
FBI Kidnappings and Missing Persons
FBI Seeking Information
Food and Drug Administration – Clinical Investigators
Food and Drug Administration – Disqualified and Restricted
Food and Drug Administration – Debarment List
Individuals that have had various restrictions placed against them by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for scientific misconduct.
Department of Homeland Security Investigations Most Wanted
Terrorism, Drug Smuggling, Money Laundering, Human Trafficking/Smuggling, Import/Export Violations, Child Pornography/Exploitation, Document and Benefit Fraud, Gang-related Crimes, Intellectual Property Rights Violations, Worksite Enforcement.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service - Wanted Fugitives
Conducts felony criminal investigations and counterintelligence for the Department of the Navy, and managing Navy security programs.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations Most Wanted
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - Major International Fugitives
Enforces controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and brings to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States those entities and individuals involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.
U.S. Marshals Service - Top 15 Most Wanted
U.S. Marshals Service - Major Fugitive Cases
Involved in most every federal lawenforcement initiative. U.S. Marshals major cases and top15 most wanted consists of individuals with a history of violent crimes who may be considered armed and dangerous.
Office of Research Integrity Administrative Actions
The names of individuals that have had administrative actions imposed against them by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), maintained by the Public Health Service (PHS). The Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) makes the final PHS decision on findings of research misconduct and the imposition of administration actions after reviewing the recommendations made by ORI.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Most Wanted
Important areas of jurisdictions include: assaults, bombs, controlled substances, electronic crimes, mail fraud, and money laundering.
U.S. Secret Service—Most Wanted
The United States Secret Service is mandated to carry out two missions: protection and criminal investigations. In criminal investigation, the Secret Service is responsible for the enforcement of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States, investigation of financial crimes including, but not limited to access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, telecommunications fraud, and computer based attacks on our nation's financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Politically Exposed Persons and Office of Inspector General
Includes three lists: the CIA’s list of Politically Exposed Persons (foreign chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments), and those related to senior political figures in the Russian Federation. These lists only identify individuals in senior positions of foreign governments and is not an indication of debarment. The third list, from the Office of Inspector General, details entities that are excluded from Federal Health and Medicare Programs, and can be very important to research, healthcare, and other organizations.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments [Central Intelligence Agency]
Senior Political Figures and Oligarchs in the Russian Federation [“Putin List”]
Office of Inspector General List of Individuals/Entities Excluded from Federal Health and Medicare Programs
International Terrorist, Blocked Person, Wanted, and Entity Lists
Contains denied, restricted, and sanctions lists from Europe, Asia, North America, and international bodies, that can greatly improve your trade compliance process.
European Union Consolidated List
The European Union Consolidated List, plus European Union persons and entities subject to restrictive measures under European Union Council Regulations.
Europol Most Wanted Fugitives
Japan Foreign End-Users of Concern
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Wanted Militants
Canada Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (CPSEP) Listed Entities
Australia Foreign Affairs Consolidated List
HM Treasury Consolidated List [England]
HM Treasury Consolidated List, plus HM Treasury persons and entities subject to restrictive measures under European Union Council Regulations.
Canadian Border Services Agency Wanted List
Violations of human or international rights under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act or under international law.
Canadian Economic Sanctions
The sanctions encompass a variety of measures, including limitations on official and diplomatic contacts or travel, the imposition of legal measures to restrict or prohibit trade or other economic activity between Canada and the target state, or the seizure or freezing of property situated in Canada.
RCMP Wanted Fugitives
Enforces laws made by, or under, the authority of the Parliament of Canada.
FinCEN (USA PATRIOT Act) Section 311 - Special Measures
World Bank Listing of Ineligible Firms
Lists names of firms and individuals that are ineligible to be awarded a WorldBank-financed contract for the periods indicated because they were found to have violated the fraud and corruption provisions of the Procurement Guidelines or the Consultants Guidelines.
OSFI Consolidated List - Entities
OSFI Consolidated List - Individuals
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issues names subject to the regulations establishing a list of entities made under the Canada Criminal Code or the United Nations suppression of terrorism regulations. OSFI is the sole regulator of banks, and the primary regulator of insurance companies, trust companies, loan companies and pension plans in Canada.
OSFI Warning List
Issues entity names that may be of concern to the business community and the public.
Sanctions and Embargoes
A comprehensive list of sanctions and embargoes, including but not limited to:
OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL (OFAC) SANCTIONS
EAR PART 746, EMBARGOES — Comprehensive controls
EAR PART 746, EMBARGOES — Sanctions on selected categories of items to specific destinations. EAR PART 736, GENERAL PROHIBITION THREE - Foreign-produced direct product re-exports
EAR PART 736, GENERAL PROHIBITION EIGHT - In transit shipments and items to be unladen from vessels or aircraft
EAR PART 736, GENERAL ORDER NO. 2
EAR SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 TO PART 740, TERRORIST SUPPORTING COUNTRIES (Country Group E:1)
EAR PART 744.21, RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN 'MILITARY END USES' IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA OR FOR A 'MILITARY END USE' OR 'MILITARY END USER' IN RUSSIA OR VENEZUELA
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3 TO PART 744, COUNTRIES NOT SUBJECT TO CERTAIN NUCLEAR END-USE RESTRICTIONS IN §744.2(a)
UNITED NATIONS SANCTIONS AND EMBARGOES
DEPARTMENT OF STATE ARMS EMBARGOES (ITAR 126.1 PROHIBITED EXPORT DESTINATIONS)
DEPARTMENT OF STATE EXPORT RESTRICTIONS ON TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES REGULATED UNDER THE USML
DEPARTMENT OF STATE NONPROLIFERATION SANCTIONS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, COUNTRIES NOT COOPERATING FULLY WITH UNITED STATES ANTITERRORISM EFFORTS
COUNTRIES WHICH REQUIRE OR MAY REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN, OR COOPERATION WITH, AN INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT (WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 999(B)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986)
CANADA ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
EUROPEAN UNION ARMS EMBARGOES
Additional lists that we are actively screening against
BaFin (Germany) Forbidden Foreign Extremist Organizations (without Islamism)
BaFin (Germany) Forbidden Islamist Organizations
BaFin (Germany) Forbidden Right-Wing Extremist Organizations
BaFin (Germany) List of Companies Subject to Enforcement
BaFin (Germany) Measures and Sanctions by Securities Supervision Directorate
Dutch National Terrorism List
Exclusion or Financial Penalty by European Commission
German Wanted Persons
List of people indicted in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Liste Nationale – France
Monetary Authority of Singapore
National Financial Sanctions by Federal Public Service Finance of Belgium
Netherlands National Police Most Wanted
Serious Fraud Office (UK) Press Releases
Singapore Terrorist Entities
Swiss FDFA Measures Against Certain Persons from Arab Republic of Egypt
Swiss FDFA Measures Against Certain Persons from Tunisia
Swiss FDFA Measures Against Certain Persons from Ukraine
U.K. Financial Conduct Authority
U.K. Investment Ban
U.K. Proscribed Terrorist Groups
UK Crimestoppers Most Wanted
UK Sanctions List