There are several federal government regulations and entities that oversea exports. Please review these regulations carefully and familiarize yourself with the exemption from an export license requirement for the results of fundamental research.
Fundamental Research Exclusion
Fundamental research means "basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly in the scientific community." Fundamental research stands in contrast to proprietary research as well as industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary and national security reasons.
For the University to maintain a research environment that is open and inclusive, conducting fundamental research is essential. The fundamental research exclusion from export control requirements permits the University to allow foreign members of our community to participate in research project involving even export-controlled information on campus in the United States. However, the fundamental research exclusion applies only to the sharing of research data and information, not the transmission of material goods.
University research can fall into the fundamental research exemption category only if the University and researchers:
do not accept restrictions on publication of scientific and technical information resulting from the project or activity
do not accept restrictions forbidding the participation of foreign nationals
do not otherwise operate to restrict participation in research and/or access to and disclosure of research results.
Important Federal Export Control Regulations
Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 C.F.R. §§730-774: The EAR regulates items, software, and technology that have a commercial or "dual" use (commercial and military/proliferation application). The Commodity Control List is the list of items, goods, and technology controlled under the EAR. The Bureau of Industry and Security, within the Department of Commerce, oversees the EAR.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 C.F.R. §§120-130: The ITAR regulates items, software, and technical data that are military in purpose and/or those that can be used in a defense application/military operation. The United States Munitions List (USML) is the list of items, goods, and technical data controlled under the ITAR. The Directorate for Defense Trade Commission, within the Department of State, oversees the ITAR.
Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC): Economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals are administered and enforced by OFAC, within the Department of Treasury.
Other Applicable Regulatory Agencies: Additional regulations may also apply from the: Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, and Drug Enforcement Agency.