- Administrative Offices
- Centers and Institutes
Export control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. Export controls usually arise for one or more of the following reasons:
Most exports do not require government licenses. However, licenses are required for exports that the U. S. government considers "license controlled" under three particular agencies:
The Research Office subscribes to a searchable database to assist OSU in meeting requirements of these export control regulations. Staff are available in Sponsored Programs (email@example.com) to assist faculty and staff on export control issues related to sponsored agreements. In addition, staff in the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development are available to assist faculty and staff on export control issues related to intellectual property and material transfer agreements.
Fundamental Research and its Relationship to Export Controls
Fundamental research is defined in National Security Decision Directive 189 as “Fundamental research’ means basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community, as distinguished from proprietary research and from industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary or national security reasons.” OSU research will not be considered fundamental research if: