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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.
Howard N. Zelaznik