The U.S. Government has applied laws and regulations for several decades to regulate the transfer of information, commodities, technology, encryptions, and software considered to be of national security and economic importance. These laws and regulations have impacted certain activities such as international travel, transfer of certain information to foreign nationals within the U.S. and abroad, some educational courses (including study abroad courses) and access to export controlled equipment. Some areas classified by Export Controls may require the University to obtain a license for certain individuals whether they are traveling abroad or the release of information to foreign nationals within or outside of the United States. Please be aware that the consequences of non-compliance with these regulations and laws can result in severe civil and criminal penalties for the University and all individuals involved.
If you planning to engage in any of these activities, please contact the Research Compliance to assist as you navigate through these regulations.
For documents and more information concerning Export Controls as it relates to international travel, research, intellectual property, and training materials, please refer to the following information below:
When employees and students are traveling abroad for the University, there are additional forms required 45 days in advance prior to the traveler’s departure to ensure the proper documentation is in place.
- International Travel Checklist (attached with Travel Authorization)
- BAG Certificate (for travel with personal electronic devices)
- TMP Certificate (for travel with University owned devices and equipment)
- Checklist for Publications and Conferences
- FBI - Business Traveler Precautious
- FBI - Students Traveling Abroad Precautious
- Current Embargoed Countries List
- U.S. State Department Travel Advisories
Export Controlled Research, Intellectual Property, and Equipment
As ASU-Jonesboro continues to grow globally while broadening its horizons in research, we are required to comply with all federal regulations including export controls laws. Research Compliance has provided some of the tools needed to help researchers assess their research projects in regards to equipment, publications, and intellectual property as it relates to foreign persons and countries. Before utilizing these documents and resource links, please have your training completed.
- Sponsored Funded Research Checklist (during the award setup)
- Technology Control Plan (Department Approval Form)
- Template for Technology Control Plan (Laboratory Personnel Acknowledgement)
- FBI – Higher Education and Export Controls Risks and Issues
- FBI – Elicitation Techniques that You May Encounter
- FBI - How to Mitigate the Risks of Visitors
- FBI – Intellectual Property Protection
- Export Administration Regulations – U.S. Department of Commerce
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations – U.S. Department of State
- Control Requirements for High Performance Computers
Research Compliance has provided reference materials along with online training materials for researchers, faculty, students, and staff to receive certification in export controls regulations.