Guidelines on Export Controls
The Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrict the export of certain technology or technical data, such as military applications (regulated by ITAR) or commercial applications that may also have value in a military context (regulated by EAR), overseas and to foreign nationals working in or visiting the United States.
In some circumstances, the University may be required to obtain prior approval from the appropriate agency before allowing foreign nationals to participate in research, collaborate with a foreign company, or share research results with foreign nationals. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulates trade embargoes, sanctions, and travel restrictions and restricts exportation of information and research articles to embargoed entities and persons.
These regulations, which have been in place for over twenty years, carry a range of potential penalties, including imprisonment, for individuals who violate them. This page provides guidance to Yale faculty, students, and staff so that they may recognize when the regulations may apply and when an export or OFAC license may be required in connection with research. In case of questions, please contact the Office of Grant and Contract Administration.
- Yale Guidance on U.S. Export Control Regulations including examples
Provides an overview of the University's compliance with federal laws and regulations on export control as they may pertain to University research activities.
- Researcher's Export Control Checklist
A tool to assist researchers in recognizing situations that should be carefully reviewed to determine whether export controls apply.
- Export Controls and Electronic Devices in International Travel
Guidance for Yale faculty, students and staff on taking laptops, cell phones, global positioning systems (GPS), personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital storage devices outside the United States.
Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
- Introduction to Commerce Department Export Controls
Commerce Control List Index alphabetical list
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
- ITAR Regulations & Reference
- United States Munitions List
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- OFAC Sanctions Program & Country Summaries
- List of Specially Designated Nationals & Blocked Persons
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of Treasury ~ Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
Export Controls & Universities: Information & Case Studies
For questions or additional information about Export Controls, please contact:
Donald T. Deyo, Ph.D.
Director, International Agreements and Export Control Licensing
Grant and Contract Administration
47 College Street, Suite 203
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8047