The United States federal government has laws and policies restricting exports of goods, technology, information, and data that serve several purposes:
1) To restrict exports of goods and technology that could contribute to the military potential of U.S. international adversaries.
2) To prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
3) To advance U.S. foreign policy goals.
4) To protect the U.S. economy and promote trade goals.
Although policies such as these have been in effect for many years, the events since 2001 have increased attention to exports controls, and all U.S. institutions must abide by these policies.
Please refer to the Export Controls Policy and checklist for information specific to your research, or for further information please contact the Office of Research Integrity.
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