Export Control

“Export control” refers to a series of laws and regulations enacted by the federal government to control or restrict the access to sensitive technologies by foreign nationals. Routine educational and research activities at Bates are generally exempt from export controls.

Examples of activities that may not be exempt from these laws include (but are not limited to):

  • Foreign travel while in possession of Bates College technology or research data not intended for publication
  • Acceptance of a research agreement containing confidentiality or publication restrictions not in accordance with the Bates College commitment to openness in intellectual inquiry, research, and education
  • Acquisition of new equipment or receipt of drawings, manuals, technical specifications, especially relating to/intended for military or aerospace use

If you have any questions, or anticipate any of the above scenarios, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance for help determining what, if any, risks or licensing requirements might apply.

If you plan to travel internationally, please review ILS’s guidance on data security and technology protection during international travel.