Faculty Handbook: Academic Responsibilities of Faculty
2.22  Export Control

In order to engage in research activities that include the collaboration of foreign colleagues and graduate students or the collection of data from abroad, investigators must comply with certain restrictive Federal regulations collectively called, “export control regulations.” The purpose of these regulations is to control the dissemination of information and/or materials which may have bearing on our national security. While export control regulations provide exemptions for "educational information" and “fundamental research," both externally and internally funded research may be subject to export control regulations. Investigators should not assume that unsponsored research is exempt from export regulations. Additional information and assistance for complying with export regulations is available on the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance website https://research.uark.edu/units/rscp/export-control.php. Consistent with the Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 206.7, faculty who are engaged in research activities that involve potentially restricted material or information, host international visitors, or engage in international travel on behalf of the University are expected to review the policy and regulations and obtain proper authorizations.  Assistance with determining the control status of research activities, sponsored and unsponsored, is available by contacting Office of Research Integrity and Compliance or the export control officer at exports@uark.edu