Export Controls and Foreign Engagement

Export control regulations govern the shipment, transmission, or transfer of regulated items, information, and software to foreign countries, persons, or entities.

Export control regulations apply to university research and scholarship when:

  • International employees, visiting scholars, or students conduct research at the UO
  • Employees travel abroad with items, software, equipment, and/or information
  • Employees engage in collaborations with researchers, academics, organizations located outside the U.S.
  • Items, software, and/or information are shipped outside of the U.S.
  • Sponsored research contains clauses requiring confidentiality
  • A non-disclosure agreement is in place for an employee or the employee's unit

The above list is not exhaustive, but is representative of many scenarios on campus in which export control regulations apply. Visit our website to see when export control regulations may apply to your situation.

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The short vignettes on this site will assist you with:

  • How to determine if export controls may apply to your project, collaborations, or travel plans
  • Learning what red flags to look for to protect the UO and university employees
  • What to do if you think export controls apply
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On-Demand Trainings

Foreign Engagement (5 Minutes)

This video vignette discusses how export control regulations intersect with federal sponsored research.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the concerns about undue foreign influence in U.S. federal research
  • Understand when and how researchers should disclose foreign collaborations, research conducted abroad, monetary and non-monetary support from a foreign entity, and involvement in any foreign recruitment or talent programs
Common Export Control Exemptions While Traveling (3 Minutes)

This training vignette discusses common export control regulations that employees may encounter when they travel internationally.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with common export control regulations employees may encounter when traveling internationally.
  • Understand common exemptions to export control regulations for international travel

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