Export Control Regulations
Does the EAR Apply to Fundamental Research Conducted at Purdue University?
Fundamental research is not subject to the EAR. Fundamental research is defined as basic and applied research in science and engineering where the resulting information is ordinarily published and shared broadly within the scientific community. Normally, the results of fundamental research are published in scientific literature, thus making it publicly available. Research intended for publication, whether it is ever accepted by scientific journals or not, is considered to be fundamental research. Therefore, the EAR applies only to researchers at Purdue who are conducting work in the areas that are subject to EAR and are willing to accept sponsor restrictions on publishing the results of the work.
Export Control FAQ
What are U.S. Export Control Regulations?
- Export Administration Regulations
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations
- Office of Foreign Asset Controls
- Denied Persons List
- Does the EAR apply to fundamental research conducted at Purdue University?
- What is the purpose of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?
- Does the ITAR apply to fundamental research conducted at Purdue University?
- What are the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator conducting work that is controlled under the EAR, ITAR or OFAC regulations?
- Are there other regulations to consider?