International Collaborations and Conducting Research Abroad

Does collaborating internationally with another researcher or foreign institution have export control requirements?

Q:  Does collaborating internationally with another researcher or foreign institution have export control requirements?

A: Yes, in several respects. 

The exchange of scientific information with researchers and administrators abroad can trigger control requirements such as end user screening and export licensing for tangible items and software under ITAR and EAR control regimes (see also OFAC section below).

In addition, the ITAR regulations include controls on providing a “defense service.” This pertains to providing advice, training assistance, and other release of technical data to a foreign national with respect to an article on the USML or providing same to a foreign national for a military/defense objective with respect to any article, whether or not listed on the USML.    

In addition, visiting scholars and researchers who visit SIU System as part of the collaboration will likewise need to be restricted from accessing SIU System laboratories wherein ITAR items or data are kept or used.