Export Controls: Considerations for the Academic Community 

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Export controls enforcement activities on American university campuses have increased exponentially since 9/11. Campus visits by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs agents, who lack understanding of academic research culture, have disrupted and unnerved research faculty and students. Currently, efforts to address national security concerns while minimizing negative impacts on research productivity at colleges and universities are underway.

This provocative Webinar is a primer on export controls. It explores the regulatory basis for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and sanctions under the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC)—specifically the ramifications for academic research as a “deemed export.” You’ll get an insightful look at how these complex regulations impact the university and research community, the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE), the role researchers play in compliance, and how to remain within the regulatory exclusions and exceptions. Additionally, you’ll learn good practices for complying with the proposed export controls certification contained in the revised I-129 Petition “Nonimmigrant Worker” form.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify commonly occurring issues that could pose export controls compliance concerns
  • Understand how the FRE exempts research from required export controls licensing and documentation
  • Articulate the researcher’s role in ensuring export controls compliance
  • Understand the concept of “deemed exports”
  • Gain awareness of good practices for complying with U.S. export controls laws when working or traveling abroad


This On-Demand Training is Perfect for PI’s Who Want To:

  • Grasp how to determine applicability to specific research given complex laws and regulations
  • Cope with an institution that’s not equipped or willing to accept national security controls and restrictions on using foreign nationals
  • Overcome a lack of separate research laboratory facilities while maintaining compliance
  • Get around problematic publication restrictions associated with export-controlled projects
  • Minimize the hassles of foreign travel and field work


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Meet Your Presenter:

  Susan Wyatt Sedwick, PhD, CRA, is associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at The University of Texas at Austin, where she oversees pre- and post-award financial administration units with approximately $640 million in annual sponsored projects awards. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). A frequent speaker on how research data security and export controls apply to universities, Dr. Sedwick has also authored the chapter on export controls included in the NCURA/AIS publication, Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). Additionally, Dr. Sedwick educates FBI field agents on the topic of export controls compliance at universities. Through her training and consultation efforts, she has assisted numerous universities to develop effective strategies and procedures for addressing export controls compliance.


This On-demand presentation is brought to you as training tools by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.Further, the information is not legal advice. You should contact a legal professional for guidance regarding your individual circumstances.