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Sponsor or Third Party Provided Technology

It is critical that incoming items and all proprietary technical information be assessed to determine whether or not they are export controlled. Usually the provider is the best source of information regarding the export control classification, but ultimately it is the University's responsibility to know what we are accepting and to protect it appropriately.

As per the EAR, the initial transfer of information from an industry sponsor to University researchers is subject to the EAR where the parties have agreed that the sponsor may withhold from publication some or all of the information so provided

Simple operation of EAR controlled items by foreign nationals in the US does not require a license.  Access to controlled information may require a license depending on the reasons for control, country of nationality or citizenship, and the availability of an applicable license exception.