Export Controls: The Basics That Research Administrators Need to Know

90 Minutes: The U.S. export control regulations are about sensitive research…and so much more.  Export controls has an expansive impact across an institution, requiring support from departments across the board from Research Compliance to Human Resources and Purchasing.  Compliance with these federal regulations is a critical component of an effective university research administration program.  

In this webinar, we'll walk through the framework behind the three core government agencies and their export control regulations:  Department of Commerce (Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.

We’ll explain core concepts that research administrators must understand when determining a university’s requirements.  These concepts will include the fundamental research exclusion (or FRE), public data, patented information, export control classifications, government licensing requirements, denied or restricted parties, and sanctioned countries.  The webinar will connect these regulatory concepts with sponsored research proposals, Pre-Award contract analysis, and overall supporting faculty in their research endeavors.  We’ll discuss how the export controls regulations relate to your day-to-day work through case studies and Q&A.

Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

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Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $115

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  1. To understand the basic framework behind the U.S. export controls regulations.
  2. To understand how the three core regulations (EAR, ITAR, and OFAC) apply to research administration at universities during the Pre-Award stage and during research execution.

Jennifer Saak

Managing Director


Kay Ellis

Director, Export Control Program

University of Arizona

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