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Restricted Party Screening

The Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC) assists numerous departments at Virginia Tech with assessing export control, sanctions and research security requirements by utilizing a screening protocol for restricted parties. 

Virginia Tech uses the Descartes Visual Compliance Restricted Party Screening (RPS) platform as a screening solution to comply with international trade, export and financial compliance requirements of the U.S. Government. The RPS tool is a trusted, efficient, affordable and modular platform that helps organizations remain compliant with the ever-changing regulatory landscape and offers supplementary options if requirements change. The current subscription at Virginia Tech screens against 75+ lists.

Screening occurs in many areas of transactional reviews at Virginia Tech and is utilized by OESRC, Procurement, Office of Sponsored Programs, and various other departments that have requested RPS tool access in the past to conduct due diligence screening for international transactions.

Request an account

Departments that are interested in utilizing the restricted party screening software solution may request accounts by contacting with the following information:

  1. Name, email and title of user requesting an account.
  2. Purpose for account request?  How will you be using the RPS software solution?

OESRC will review the account request and respond with guidance, information and next steps.

Request a screening

Departments that are interested in requesting a screening of an individual or company may do so by contacting with the following information:

  1. Full name of the individual/company name
  2. Residence or business location
  3. Country and/or State (if domestic)
  4. Specify the purpose for the screening

OESRC will conduct the screening and respond with guidance, information and next steps.