Stephen F. Austin State University

Export Control

What are "export controls" ?

Export control refers to federal laws and regulations governing the export of certain information and technology to foreign entities and foreign nationals, whether abroad or in the United States. Its purpose is to regulate distribution of strategically important technology and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries and entities for reasons of foreign policy, national security, and the prevention of terrorism.

What is impacted?

The export control regulations may affect the ability to:

Why it Matters

In addition to various public policy reasons for the export control regulations, there are severe consequences for violations. This includes criminal and civil noncompliance penalties and sanctions for individuals and the university:

There have been university researchers sent to prison for violating these regulations.

Decision Tree

Export control regulations cover a wide array of activities, not just research projects. Use the following decision tree to assist in determining whether an activity could be subject to the regulations:

(Click on the image below to open a PDF.)

Decision Tree

If you're not sure if your activity is subject to export control regulations, or have any other questions concerning export control, please contact the Compliance Coordinator with the office of Research and Graduate Studies at 468-1067.

Export Control May Apply - Now What?

If your activity is likely subject to export control regulations, you must complete the training available through the CITI online platform prior to engaging in your activity. This training includes the Introduction to Export Compliance module and any relevant supplemental modules relevant to your activity. The introductory course should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.

Click here to access the CITI Program. Please contact the Compliance Coordinator with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at 468-1067 for assistance with registration in the CITI Program and to have the appropriate courses assigned to you.

Contact Information

General Export Control Questions:

Amanda Romig
Compliance Coordinator
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
(936) 468-1067
romigad@sfasu.edu