Export Control

Introduction to Regulations and Guidance

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the federal government has become increasingly concerned with protecting information and technology from disclosure by universities, the release of which could hamper U.S. economic vitality or contribute to the military potential of U.S. international adversaries. Export laws and regulations that have been in effect for decades and which are promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control are the bases for restricting use and access to this information and technology. Because these laws may conflict with our tradition of academic freedom and openness in research, and may impose severe criminal and civil fines for individuals and the University for noncompliance, it is important that all persons involved in sponsored research understand the regulations and implementation requirements.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) presents information and guidance on these matters to faculty and staff. Anyone with concerns about export control issues should contact Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., Director of Research Integrity and Compliance (662-915-7482 or ); Mickey McLaurin, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration (662-915-7482 or mclaurin@olemiss.edu); or Donna Gurley, Associate University Attorney (662-915-7014 or ). For questions about classified information, contact the Facility Security Officer, Mr. Ed Movitz (662-915-5433 or ).