UW-Madison Export Control Program
UW-Madison Export Control Policy
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fully comply with U.S. export control laws. Even though openness in research and free dissemination of research results are core values at UW-Madison that are institutionalized in research policy, export control laws can still apply to many activities incidental to the teaching and research missions at UW-Madison. These activities include research with proprietary industry technology, international shipments of advanced scientific equipment and biological materials, participating in international research collaborations, space-related research, international travel, and use of computer software with encryption features.
Each UW-Madison employee and student has the obligation to determine how export controls might apply to their activities, and to work cooperatively with the University export control management structure to ensure export control compliance.
Violation of export control laws can potentially lead to severe criminal and/or civil sanctions for the individual who violates the law.
Export Control Quick Links
|Export Control Plan [pdf]||I-129 Visa Certification Form|
|Export Plan Summary [ppt]||Guidance Documents and Templates|
|Export Control Contacts||FAQ|
|Open Research Policy||Other Links and Resources|
|Project Assessment Forms|
U.S. Export Control laws, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Armaments Regulations (ITAR), can apply to University research activities. The ITAR primarily regulates items and technology that are specifically designed or modified for military purposes, while the EAR regulates most other items and technology. With the exception of services controlled by the ITAR and certain encryption software, neither the EAR nor the ITAR apply to information that is in the public domain.