The University of North Texas is committed to conducting research in accordance with applicable export control laws and regulations. Export control laws are federal statutes that control the conditions under which certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transmitted overseas to anyone, including U.S. citizens, or to a foreign national located in the United States. These statutes are implemented by the U.S. Department of Commerce through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), by the U.S. Department of State through its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and by the U.S. Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The export control laws and regulations have several purposes: to restrict exports of goods and technology that could contribute to the military potential of U.S. international adversaries; to help prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism; to advance U.S. foreign policy goals; and to protect the U.S. economy.
At UNT, if research involves technologies governed by export control laws and regulations, then the EAR and/or ITAR may restrict the transfer of certain tangible items, such as software, technology, or research information to a foreign national or to a foreign country. Export control laws and regulations also may require that federal approval be obtained before allowing foreign nationals to participate in the research, before partnering with a foreign company, or before sharing research results in any manner (including by publication or presentation at academic conferences) with persons who are not U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
VP Research and Economic Development