Researchers must understand and adhere to their obligations under federal export controls regulations. Northwestern University’s Office for Export Controls and Compliance (OECC) assists investigators to comply with export control laws, however the primary responsibility rests with the person engaged in exporting activities. The consequences for violating these regulations can be severe, including significant monetary penalties and/or prison time. Please contact OECC with any questions or concerns.
Export Controls Compliance Policy, updated February 2018.
Other Relevant Information
|What is an Export?||Learn how the regulations define what is an export and get a list of relevant countries subject to sanction by the Federal government.|
|When are Export Control Regulations applicable and how might it affect my research?||Visit Guidance for Researchers|
|Export Management & Compliance Program (EMCP)||Northwestern’s Office for Export Controls Compliance is developing its EMCP, which will help guide all Northwestern personnel through the export control regulations as they apply to universities. The first element of this EMCP is Northwestern’s Policy On Export Controls Compliance. Additional elements will be published as available.|