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About the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance

The Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance works with university departments to ensure compliance with regulations promulgated by U.S. Government agencies, including but not limited to the Department of State, Department of Commerce, and the Department of the Treasury. If an assessment determines that an activity is subject to these regulations, the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance will assist the university department in obtaining any necessary licenses or government approvals and setting up security measures and protocols to ensure compliance. 

The office manages compliance programs at the university for export control and sanctions, research security, industrial security and associated training requirements.

Office personnel review areas such as:

  • Sponsored research
  • International visitors
  • International travel
  • International shipping
  • Procurement
  • Foreign influence
  • Numerous other areas of international collaboration or controlled technology access

Additionally, the office assists departments in establishing compliance protocols, such as a technology control plan, to prevent unauthorized disclosure of export controlled items and information, controlled unclassified information, and industrial security information. The office also provides technical support/instructions and manages a compliant file share server

The office provides numerous training options for university personnel, including mandatory restricted research training for any personnel added to a technology control plan. Faculty, staff, or students may contact the office for an assessment of activities that may intersect with these regulations.