If a project or activity involves the use of Export-Controlled Information (ECI), it comes under the purview of either the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), or the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Work with the Office of Research Compliance to develop a plan. 

It is unlawful under the EAR or ITAR to send or take Export-Controlled items or information out of the U.S.  This includes disclosing information orally or visually, or transferring export-controlled items or information to a foreign person inside or outside the U.S. without proper authorization. Under the ITAR or the EAR, an export license may be required for foreign nationals to access Export-Controlled Information.  A foreign person is a person who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien of the U.S. The law makes no exceptions for foreign graduate students. 

Pertinent technical information, data, materials, software, or hardware, i.e.; technology generated from this project, must be secured from use and / or observation by unlicensed non-U.S. citizens.  Security measures will be appropriate to the classification involved. 

In order to prevent unauthorized exportation of protected items / products, information, or technology deemed to be sensitive to National Security or economic interests; a Technology / Export Control Plan (T/ECP) may be required.  If so, this is a basic template for minimum elements of a T/ECP.  View the Technology / Export Control Plan (T/ECP) template.