Though university activities are often eligible for exceptions and exclusions from export controls, the use of such exclusions/exemptions may be unavailable in certain circumstances. The following provides guidance on circumstances or "red flags" that require a closer review of potential export control issues. These "red flags" may appear in a number of activities, including sponsored research, non-sponsored research or collaboration with third parties. Examples of activities in a university setting that may be subject to export controls follow.
Export controls may apply if an employee or the university accepts restriction on the publication or dissemination of information. Examples of problematic restrictions include:
Export controls may apply if an employee or the university accepts research restrictions, including those that:
Export controls may also apply to university activities related to international travel. International travel activities that may be subject to export controls include:
With few exceptions, the Fundamental Research Exclusion is limited to research conducted at U.S. accredited institutions of higher learning. Therefore, research activity at a location outside the United States or exchange of technology with a foreign collaborator at a foreign location may may be subject to U.S. export controls or economic sanctions regulations. In addition, collaborative research with any U.S. embargoed or sanctioned country may be subject to U.S. export controls or economic sanctions regulations.
The exclusions described on this site do not apply to the export of hardware, software or technology, including prototypes, to a foreign location. An export license may be required for an export shipment depending on what th item is, the destination and the foreign recipient(s).