Once created in fundamental research, technology/technical data and non-encryption software may be transferred freely abroad or to a non-U.S. person anywhere.

To be fundamental research, your project must meet all of these 5 requirements:

  1. basic or applied research (but not proprietary, classified, or secret research)
  2. in science or engineering,
  3. conducted at an institution of higher learning (not a government or corporate lab)
  4. located in the United States,
  5. the results of which are ordinarily published and shared within the scientific community.

You may need a license to transfer abroad or to foreign nationals anywhere results generated outside the United States, unless those results are going to be published, even by placing them online or in a Cornell library.

Requirements of the "Ordinarily Published" Concept:

Cornell cannot accept restrictions on: (1) the publication of research results, except for a 90-day maximum pre-publication review to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of proprietary or patent-protected "background" information provided to the team; OR (2) foreign national participation in the research or their access to Cornell research results.