Eastern Michigan University

Export Controlled Research

Export control laws are federal laws enforced by both the Department of Commerce (Export Administration Regulations, EAR) and the Department of State (International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR). Export control laws prohibit unlicensed transfer of technology, software, or technical data related to covered products. This includes shipping technologies overseas to anyone, including U.S. citizens as well as foreign nationals, and sharing information or technology with researchers and others when intent exists to transfer it to a non-U.S. entity or individual, wherever located.


A determination whether data or a communication of data under EAR and ITAR must be made when one or more of the following apply to a research project:

  • It has actual or potential military applications
  • The destination country, organization, or individual is restricted by federal law
  • The declared or suspected end use or the end user of the export compromises national security
  • Economic protection issues are associated with the destination country
 Additional Resources

Office of Research Compliance, 200 Boone Hall: http://www.emich.edu/research/compliance/index.php

 Using Export Controlled Research

The permitted (Yes), the not permitted (No), and those needing to contact I.T. (Contact I.T.) are listed in three columns in the matrix below.

      YES                  NO                
        CONTACT I.T.        


Note: Don't see what you need? Email the I.T. Security Team at [email protected].