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Export Controls

Export Control are federal laws regulating the shipments and transmission of certain controlled goods, products, information, data, services, and technical specifications, to foreign nationals outside of the United States, or release of controlled technology or software to a foreign national in the United States.  15CFR § 734.2 (b)(1) 

Any release of controlled technology or source code to a foreign national is deemed to be an export to the home country or countries of the foreign national.  15CFR § 734.2 (b)(2)(ii) 

An example of an export is an actual shipment or transmission of controlled items from one foreign country to another foreign country; or release of controlled technology or software to a foreign national outside the United States.  15 CFR § 734.2 (b)(4)  

The reach of export laws and regulations on a college campus is broad, and can touch any department.  Export control obligations can be triggered by academic travel, presentation of research to foreign nationals, or taking certain data on a university-owned laptop into a different country.  

Export Control laws and regulations are for those engaging in the activities listed below, we encourage you to contact our office for discussions on export control compliance.  

       
  • Travel to foreign countries for conferences or to meet with foreign research sponsors or customers;    
  • Employ foreign national graduate students or researchers;    
  • Enter into research agreements or collaborations with foreign companies;    
  • Working or conducting research in offices or laboratories containing export controlled information, materials, or equipment.   

If you will be traveling internationally on behalf of ECU, please submit a completed International Travel form for export control review and approval. Please submit this form as soon as you become aware that you will be traveling internationally. Click here to access the form.

Assistance and guidance are available from the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (252) 328-9473.

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Revisions to the federal regulations governing human research are coming January 19, 2018. Please be on the lookout for more information and training on the ORIC website and notices of changes within ePIRATE

If you will be traveling internationally on behalf of ECU, please submit a completed International Travel form for export control review and approval. Please submit this form as soon as you become aware that you will be traveling internationally. Click here to access the form.

Staff Contacts

Norma Epley
Director
252-744-1971

Sierra Fountain
University Program Associate, COI
252-328-9473

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