Staying within the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) Outside the Laboratory 

How do I remain within the FRE for purposes of the EAR and ITAR when teaching or lecturing abroad?

What if I need to export laboratory instrument or tools as part of my work abroad?

Q: How do I remain within the FRE for purposes of the EAR and ITAR when teaching or lecturing abroad?

A: When teaching or presenting research results abroad, attending professional conferences etc., as long as what is being presented is the results of fundamental research intended for publication or to be published, there is no export license requirement. However, to the extent you depart from this framework and present in any form data which is proprietary to another party, or restricted by the sponsor’s contract or funding mechanism, then the FRE education and conference exclusions no longer apply. Note that when presenting at professional conference has to be one normally associated with the academic or professional subject at hand and not closed in a way that is contrary to the premise of published fundamental research.

Q: What if I need to export laboratory instrument or tools as part of my work abroad?

A: See Travel Abroad and International Collaborations.