Institutional Compliance

Export Controls

The Office of Institutional Compliance is responsible for developing and implementing the export compliance program. Export controls are United States laws that regulate and restrict the release of critical technologies, technical data, software code, equipment, chemical and biological materials, and other materials information and services to foreign nationals and foreign countries for reasons of foreign policy and national security. Export control laws apply to all activities – not just sponsored research projects.

An export is:

  • Shipment of a controlled commodity, equipment, material, or software outside of the U.S.
  • Disclosing controlled technology or technical data to a foreign national, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Performing technical assistance or defense services for or on behalf of a foreign national, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Exports within the U.S. are considered to be a "deemed" export to the foreign national's home country.

UMass Lowell Policy Statement rev. 11-2-11 

For assistance, contact Thomas_Porro@uml.edu or Compliance@uml.edu.