Export Controls

Export Controls 

Export Administration Regulations (EAR, enforced by the Department of Commerce) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, enforced by the Department of State) are Federal regulations which, for reasons of national security or protection of trade, prohibit the “export” (defined very broadly as any oral, written, electronic, or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer, or transmission of a commodity, technology, or software/code) of certain technologies without a license, unless an exception applies. If research at UNT involves such technologies, these regulations may require UNT to obtain prior approval from the State or U.S. Department of Commerce before:

  • involving international students or faculty in the research; 
  • working with international companies; and 
  • sharing research results with persons who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

These restrictions apply to work physically done on-site at UNT. 

These requirements may undermine publication rights, dissemination of research results, and international collaboration. Violations of the regulations may result in severe penalties. 

Proposals and awards containing such terms and conditions, or involving research implicated by export control laws, should be identified as early as possible.