Recommended Steps for Researchers

The following activities are encouraged and do not require approval from the Export Control Officer.

  • Do publish research in a timely manner (early and often)
    • Publish in journals, books, open web sites
    • Publish through presentations at "open" conferences
    • Share broadly within the scientific community
  • Do conduct fundamental research
    • Share information that arises during or results from your research
    • Do not accept contractual controls on your research (see below)
  • Do share educational information
    • Information released by instruction in catalog courses and associated teaching laboratories at a University
  • Do attend international conferences and meetings that are "open"
  • Do contact the Export Control Officer if you have any questions about how export control regulations may affect your research

The following activities require approval from the Export Control Officer.

  • Do not accept publication restrictions in any form
  • Do not accept any of the following types of restrictions for your work
    • Restrictions on citizenship, nationality, visa status
    • Requests to boycott a particular country, business or nationality
  • Do not sign Non Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, or Proprietary Information Exchange Agreements
  • Do not travel to or conduct research or educational activities in the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria
  • Do not accept information that is marked as proprietary, confidential or export-controlled
  • Do not engage in any activity that involves designing, developing, modifying or adapting any item, software or technology for military or intelligence applications
  • Do not ship any tangible items, materials, or equipment overseas, even at the request of a government sponsor

Acknowledgement: University of Oklahoma