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Export Controls & Academic Research: Know Your Compliance Responsibilities

Export controls may seem to concern only businesses and shipping firms that send products and technologies overseas. But academic research plays an integral role — and your institution could easily come under fire for violating these laws if you don’t have strict compliance procedures in place.

Export controls are U.S. laws that regulate the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and countries for reasons of foreign policy and national security.

The laws aim to protect national security, prevent terrorism and other illicit activities, and restrict exports of goods and technologies that could contribute to the military potential of U.S. adversaries. Export controls also help to prevent the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), advance U.S. foreign policy and economic goals, and fulfill treaties and other international obligations.

Must-have, expert guidance inside this special report includes:

  • Danger Zones: Avoid the Most Common Export Compliance Pitfalls (pg. 5)
  • Navigate the Export Controls Exclusions (pg. 9)
  • Take Action: How to Prevent PIs From Violating Export Controls (pg. 13)
  • Sample Document: Screening Questions for Foreign Researchers (pg. 18)
  • And More!

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