Export Controls

Research Integrity and Compliance is responsible for ensuring compliance with US export controls, the federal statutes and regulations that govern certain transactions having an international component. These include:

  • Transfers of commodities, software, and technologies subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to non-US persons and destinations
  • Transfers of hardware, software, technical data, and services subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to non-U.S. persons and destinations
  • Transactions involving countries and entities subject to U.S. Government economic sanctions implemented by the Foreign Assets Control Regulations

The purposes of export controls regulations are to protect national security and promote the foreign policy objectives of the U.S. and its allies by controlling the transfer of goods, technologies, services, and money to non-U.S. persons and locations.

International Shipping and Travel Compliance Reminder
This reminder about federal and University requirements for shipping items outside the U.S. and international travel was sent to the research community in March 2021.

When to Consult the Export Controls Officer

Research personnel should consult the export controls officer prior to engaging in any activities subject to export controls, such as:

  • When sponsors attempt to impose publication or personnel access restrictions on research activities
  • Before receiving export-controlled technical information from an outside party, such as an industry or U.S. government research sponsor
  • When documents from sponsors or other parties refer to the EAR, the ITAR, or export controls generally
  • Before accepting hardware, software, technology, or technical data from an outside party (such as an industry sponsor) to be used in a project as part of an instructional course
  • Before exporting from the U.S. any technologies, equipment, materials or chemical or biological agents (including toxins and genetic elements) on the EAR’s Commerce Control List
  • Before handling or exporting from the U.S. any hardware, software, technical data, or services subject to the ITAR
  • Before traveling to an embargoed country or region: Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine; Cuba; Iran; North Korea; Sudan (North); Syria

Practical Guides to Common Issues