September 5, 2017


SUBJECT:    UC San Diego Commitment to Export Control Compliance

The UC San Diego Export Control Office, which is part of Research Compliance and Integrity, is designed to support and facilitate your research activities by helping you understand and comply with U.S. export control regulations. The research experience at UC San Diego is enhanced through effective stewardship of resources, policies, training and compliance and the Office of Research Affairs promotes a culture of responsible cutting-edge scholarship, innovation, collaboration and communication at UC San Diego. Export Control support is just one of the areas where our office is here to help.

The Export Control Office has multiple resources and tools to support the campus community in international research activities. These resources and tools are intended to help members of the campus community be aware of potential issues and seek the advice of the Export Control Office to determine license requirements, obtain required licenses and provide assistance with technology control plan requirements.

Typical university transactions or activities that may have export control implications include:
• Collaborating with a foreign institution, person or entity,
• Shipping or hand-carrying equipment, items, samples or controlled data internationally,
• Receiving export controlled data, materials or research samples,
• Agreements which include publication or foreign national restrictions,
• Foreign nationals’ access to export controlled items or information, or
• Transactions involving sanctioned countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

Export controls are the laws that aim to protect national security, economic interest and support foreign policy. Export control is a shared responsibility and violations of U.S. export control regulations can result in personal and institutional liability, including fines and imprisonment. UC San Diego is committed to providing assistance to its researchers to comply with U.S. export control regulations.

For additional information or training regarding export controls, please visit or contact Brittany Whiting, Export Control Officer or Garrett Eaton, Senior Export Analyst, at

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research