PI Responsibilities and Export Controls

As a PI, you must conduct a review of your research project and contract provisions to determine whether and, if so how your work might be impacted by export control regulations.  The University will assist you in doing so, but primary compliance responsibility rests with the PI.

The University has prepared a review tool that will help you to determine whether your work is subject to export controls

There are a couple of important points to keep in mind:

  • During the grant application process, export control related questions are asked within the Grants Checklist.  Though you may not know whether a resulting contract will impose confidentiality or other restrictions that may impose export control requirements, please complete these questions to the best of your knowledge.
  • After award, Sponsored Program will require that you complete the Export Control Review Form prior to commencing any research in order to determine the applicability of export controls.  In limited circumstances, you may be required to work with the Office of Sponsored Projects and Office of General Counsel to develop a technology control plan and obtain an export license from the federal government.
  • You will need to re-evaluate the determination regarding the applicability of export controls before changing the scope or adding new staff to the project to determine if such changes affect the initial determination.
  • You will want to make export determinations far enough in advance of your contemplated work to obtain a license, should one be required.

Questions regarding whether your work is subject to export control requirements should be directed to: 

Carol Scully, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Grants
860-685-3964

Carolyn Kaufman, Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Grants
860-685-2580

For more information about export controls at Wesleyan, please click the following links:

Return to the Main Export Controls page

Export Controls at Wesleyan University: What You Should Know

Export Controls and Visa Petition Reviews