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Export Controls

Drexel University engages in research, scholarly, and creative activities that involve the development or use of products, goods, hardware, software, materials, information, or technology.  Such activities may be subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations (Export Controls).

Most activities at Drexel fall under the Fundamental Research Exclusion, thereby exempting the activities from the export control licensing requirements.  However, certain contract language governing an activity may subject it to Export Controls.  Key contract language subjecting an activity to Export Controls:

  • Directly states that research is subject to Export Controls
  • Restricts publication or disclosure of the results
  • Restricts involvement of foreign persons

Drexel is committed to the highest level of compliance with all relevant federal export controls laws, as established by the applicable regulations.  Since severe criminal and civil penalties may arise from non-compliance with the federal export control laws and regulations, it is critical for everyone in the Drexel community to understand their responsibilities and stay fully compliant.  Thus, Drexel has created this export controls webpage to provide pertinent and up-to-date information to keep the community informed.   

If, after consulting the materials provided on this webpage, you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Office of Research – Financial Compliance.