Export Controls are a complex set of federal regulations that regulate the release of certain commodities, technologies, and
software to foreign nationals in the United States and abroad. These controls are in place to promote national security,
foreign policy, anti-terrorism and non-proliferation. These regulations consist of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR),
the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as well as regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Research efforts at Washington State University are a global endeavor and the dissemination of ideas are a core value.
Throughout the course of research, university faculty, staff, and students will likely cross paths with federal export control
regulations that impose restrictions. Although the majority of activities at the university are not subject to export control restrictions or
licensing requirements, it is the responsibility of each member of the university community to be aware of the requirements under these regulations. If you are unfamiliar with these regulations, please review the information located within this site and contact ORA if you have any questions.
Penalties for non-compliance are severe and impact both the institution and the researcher. The Office of Research Assurances is here to provide tools, resources, and guidance to comply with all Federal Export Compliance Regulations.
Vice Provost Memo Concerning Export Controls