Export controls can be very complicated and determining if and when your activity or research may require an export license is not easy. The Office of Research Integrity has several training materials to assist university personnel in learning about and complying with U.S. export control regulations.

CITI Export Control Training

Individuals seeking training in export control regulations as they relate to University research may access the U.S. Export Control Regulation web-based program on the CITI website. The course contains several modules that provide comprehensive information on export controls and details on each set of government regulations. There are specific modules for different personnel involved in export controls such as researchers, administrators, shipping, international collaborations and purchasing.

Step-by-step instructions to sign up for the CITI course on export controls are available here (WORD).

Coming soon! The following presentations are being developed and will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Export Control Basics

This introductory training presentation will cover basic information regarding export controls, the types of research activities that may be impacted by export controls, and information regarding how you can ensure compliance with the regulations.

Export Controls and Export Restricted Research

This training presentation will answer questions for researchers regarding what they need to know about export controls, how export control regulations can impact their research programs, international collaborations, and what researcher responsibilities are under the regulations.

Export Controls & Sponsored Programs

This training presentation will provide export control basics including help with determining if export controls apply and step-by-step information on performing export control classifications. Discussion of the Fundamental Research Exclusion, problematic contract provisions, and strategies for dealing with troublesome clauses are provided.

Additional Training Resources from Federal Agencies

In addition to the training materials provided by the university, there are a number of external resources available to you that can provide additional information regarding export controls:

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has created on-line training modules covering export controls, deemed exports, performing export control classifications, license exceptions, and anti-boycott regulations. The training modules are broken up into short video segments that provide general information on the essentials of export control in a very accessible and user-friendly format. The on-line training can be found at BIS On-line Training Room.

In 2004, the Council on Government Relations (COGR) created the brochure “Export Controls and Universities: Information and Case Studies (PDF)". The brochure provides general information regarding export controls and their impact on academic research. Included in the brochure are a number of case studies that represent potential situations encountered by universities.