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Who Should Be Concerned About Export Controls?


Researchers are at the "front line" of export control issues because...

  • Principle Investigators have control over the scope of the research project.
  • researchers make decisions about the equipment or technology to be implemented and to whom it may need to be transferred. That is, PI's determine when a research project may involve a transfer of equipment or technical information to colleagues abroad or to foreign nationals within the research laboratory.
  • researchers have ultimate control of the research project. It is critical, therefore, that Principle Investigators communicate with Office of Research and Projects administrators and ORP staff to evaluate technical aspects of export control issues.

Decision Tree-- Is My Research Subject to Export Control Laws?

For help determining if your research requires an Export Control License, follow the "Export License/No Export License Decision Tree" provided by Georgia Tech at: .

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