Export Control Compliance

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Export Control Compliance

The University of Miami (UM) conducts focused research to advance knowledge, enhance student learning experiences, and build its reputation in the scientific and technical communities while providing positive returns on sponsoring partners’ investments. While UM applies the principles of freedom of inquiry and open exchange of knowledge, we must also be mindful of the federal laws and regulations governing the exchange of research materials and results that are subject to export controls.

On June 12, 2019, the Vice Provost for Research, Dr. John Bixby, issued an email along with an attachment outlining fundamental best practicies in our foreign relationships and activities, along with links to statements and information provided by the federal government and other national resources.  This information is also available on the Office of the Vice Provost for Research website page Foreign Influence on U.S. Research.  

Recent communications from federal agencies have made it clear that there is increased scrutiny from our research sponsors regarding our relationships with foreign entities. The Foreign Engagement Guidelines will help to clarify UM's position on various activities relating to foreign entities. Further information may be obtained from the Office of Research Administration, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Technology Transfer.

On January 3, 2013, the Vice Provost for Research, Dr. John Bixby, issued a memo on the University's Policy Regarding U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations (PDF). This memo applies to all UM employees. In addition, on February 1, 2014, UM’s Export Control Policy went into effect and applies to all UM personnel, including administrators, faculty, staff, research associates and fellows, post-doctoral fellows, student employees, students, and volunteers in all units of the University.  If you have an export compliance question, or if you need to report an export control compliance issue, please email the export control mailbox at exportcontrol@miami.edu.

William Collins


William J. Collins

Director, Export Control Compliance

Email: Wjc59@miami.edu

Telephone: 305-284-9558



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The Basics

This page contains an introduction to Export Control Compliance.
Decision Trees Export Control Compliance

Decision Trees

This page contains decision trees that will help you determine if your project is compliant with export control laws and regulations and whether you are subject to the Export Administration Regulations.

Cloud computing refers to the use and access of multiple server-based computational resources via a digital network such as the internet.

Effective February 20, 2011, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new requirements for employers sponsoring foreign nationals through the I-129 Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker process.

All research personnel (compensated or not) are to be screened against federal debarment and suspension lists through the University’s restricted party screening (RPS) system before any federal funds are released.
You may contact the University’s Director, Export Control Compliance at exportcontrol@miami.edu with questions you may have concerning these documents.

This page contains information about shipping and transportation and includes a Decision-Making Tree for Shipping/Transporting Items Out of the U.S.
A Technology Control Plan (TCP) is a living document that outlines the means in which confidential/controlled/sensitive information and technology will be protected.

This page is to help bring awareness to the issues concerning export control laws and regulations and other safety guidance when University faculty and staff travel internationally on University business. The University’s travel policy and other tools can be found on the University’s travel page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

This page has links to the main U.S. Government agency frequently asked questions pages.

This page contains Federal Government Special Reports concerning foreign influence, export control compliance issues and changes to the United States Government policies and regulatory environment.