The Office of Export Controls at OHSU was established to help faculty, researchers, and staff navigate the complex environment of export regulations and laws. OHSU is committed to providing training and guidance to ensure that the OHSU community is in compliance.

What are the Export Control Laws?

The United States has regulations that restrict the transfer of certain information and materials outside the country. The scope of the regulations is broad: they cover exports in virtually all fields of science, engineering, and technology. Export control laws apply to research activities regardless of the source of funding. 

Failure to comply with these laws can have serious consequences, both for the institution and for the individual researcher. Potential penalties include fines and imprisonment. It is thus critical for OHSU researchers to understand their obligations under these regulations and to work with the Office of Export Controls to ensure compliance.