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Northwestern researchers and their teams are responsible for understanding and complying with federal export control regulations. Export Controls & International Compliance assists investigators and their teams in complying with export control laws; however, the primary responsibility rests with the person engaged in exporting activities. Violation consequences can be severe, including criminal and civil penalties. Please get in touch with Export Controls & International Compliance  with any questions or concerns.

Export Controls Compliance Policy, reviewed January 2023

Export Controls Compliance Manual, reviewed May 2023

CERES Ancillary Review Checklist

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