Export Control Resources
Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
Review T&Cs sponsored projects, research abroad, export controlled technology, foreign national involvement.
Research Compliance Office (RCO)
Review T&Cs sponsored projects, research abroad, export controlled technology, foreign national involvement, training.
Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS)
Inbound and outbound visa and immigration services, travel to sanctioned countries
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
Training on shipping, hazmat shipping
Shipping equipment or materials abroad, interfacing with vendors, Customs clearance, purchasing services.
Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
Licensing and patent arrangements, material transfer agreements.
Office of General Counsel
Legal support for RCO, OSP, and others.
Federal Agencies and their Export Control Regulations
The Federal agencies and their export control regulations most commonly associated with research activity at academic institutions in the US are the following:
US Department of State (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls)
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) governs "defense articles and services" (items and information specifically designed or adapted for military use (includes satellites and spacecraft). The State Department also provides guidance on defense services and fundamental space science research.
US Department of Commerce (Bureau of Industry and Security)
The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) govern dual use items and information predominately civilian in character by having military applications.
US Department of the Treasury (Office of Foreign Assets Control)
The Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC) administers and enforces trade embargoes and economic sanctions. For reference, see their Lists of Sanctioned Countries and Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) under the "Resources" tab on the OFAC website.
Violations of these export control regulations can lead to significant civil and criminal penalties.