Federal export control laws govern how we transfer or transmit certain technology, materials, data and information to anyone overseas and to foreign nationals on U.S. soil. With almost constantly changing international political, military and economic environments, the rules are complicated.
These issues can affect all university offices and compliance generally rests with the individual. The university's export control office is designed to help you recognize and navigate these complex situations.
Export regulations protect us by:
Penalties for noncompliance can affect both the individual and the institution. While the university expects its employees to comply with federal laws, it understands the difficulty in recognizing the applicable circumstances and has created an export control office to help you.
If you frequently travel abroad for professional conferences, hire foreign nationals, use controlled information or materials in your research, collaborate globally or work on defense projects, then you might want to stay in close contact with our office. Additionally, keep an open dialogue with your funding agency technical counterpart, and bring any questions and concerns to the export control office.
Complying with regulations and adhering to export control requirements can cost time and money, so plan and budget accordingly when applying for and managing your grants.
Many federal and institutional compliance regulations require training, both in person and/or online, often before you are allowed to begin your research.