A2 Export Controls: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly for University Technology Transfer Offices
Target Audience: All Audiences
Lisa Goble, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Donald Fischer, Fischer & Associates
Dava Casoni, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
The U.S. government regulates the transfer of information, commodities, technology and software considered to be strategically important to the nation’s security, economic or foreign policy concerns. Export Controls are the federal regulations intended to prevent the transfer of sensitive items and technology to foreign nations, organizations and individuals, in the interest of safeguarding national security. These regulations could potentially limit the research opportunities of university faculty, their students and staff, as well as stimy international research collaborations in some fields. Compliance with these regulations is imperative, as non-compliance with export controls can result in severe monetary and criminal penalties against both an individual as well as the university, and can result in the loss of research contracts, governmental funding and the ability to export items. In this session, we discuss best practices, strategic operations & strategies for compliance, with case studies of non-compliance and how they were addressed.
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