Export Control

When research becomes international - whether through shared information, travel or active participation - it is important to follow the proper procedures for export control to ensure the security and integrity of data.

UofL will assist investigators in complying with export control laws, but the primary responsibility rests with the researcher, so it is important that faculty and other researchers understand their obligations under the regulations and follow them. The consequences of violating the regulations can be severe, and include loss of research funding, fines, and/or prison time. 

When might your university activities be subject to export and sanction regulations?

  • If you intend to accept restrictions on publication, foreign national participation, or involve proprietary information in your activity;
  • If you intend to purchase or use third party export controlled technology or information;
  • If your activity will involve military, intelligence, space, encryption software, or nuclear related information, technical data, equipment, or software;
  • If you intend to travel outside of the United States;
  • If you intend to ship or carry items outside of the United States;
  • If you intend to have foreign nationals participate in research activities;
  • If you want to participate in an international collaboration;
  • If you intend to host a foreign visitor at UofL;
  • If your activity will involve international payment of funds to non-U.S. persons;
  • If your activity will involve providing professional consulting services overseas;
  • If your activity involves any of the above, you should contact for an export and sanction regulation assessment.