New to export control topics? Start with the Frequently Asked Questions.
Fundamental Research is not a categorical exemption from export controls. Work must be reviewed by qualified personnel to determine if the work qualifies as fundamental research and is subject to the fundamental research exclusion.
Read this section before engaging in collaborations with foreign nationals, foreign academic and industrial institutions, or foreign governments.
Laboratory staff invited to international conferences, meetings, and seminars should be mindful of the key points outlined in this section.
In-depth knowledge and responsibility for the maintenance, assembly, repair, construction of, or operation of equipment may constitute a use that requires an export license.
Many items, equipment, and materials are controlled under export regulations. Submit an export classification Order of Review request to determine if export restrictions are applicable to items you receive.
Activities that involve the transfer of project information, equipment, materials, or technology out of the U.S. by any means may be subject to export controls and may require an export license.
Researchers working on export-controlled projects are responsible for ensuring that export-controlled technology or technical data are not released to visiting foreign nationals.
International travel may be subject to export control regulations depending on the travel destination and the hardware, software, and/or technical data that is taken, as well as what you will be doing and with whom you will be interacting.
Classified national security information is information created or received by an agency of the federal government or a government contractor that would damage national security if improperly released. See this section for details on determining when information is considered classified.
The Export Control Office is part of the Laboratory's Office of Research Partnerships and Technology Transfer.