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U.S. Research Off Campus

The fundamental research exclusion from export controls, changes when research is done off campus.

Research in the scope of the ITAR is not fundamental when it takes place outside “accredited institutions of higher learning in the U.S.”  So, research conducted by Cornell researcher at a commercial lab would not be considered fundamental research if the technology is subject to the ITAR.

Research in the scope of the EAR would lose the fundamental research presumption attributed to university-based research, but can still qualify as fundamental so long as there are no restrictions on publication.