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Research Administration Learning

Compliance: An Exploration of Export Controls

This course has been retired.  The course materials are available as a resource, but keep in mind they have not been updated. If you are looking for an introduction to export controls in research administration, we recommend you take CORE 1031, Non-Financial Compliance Basics. If you have a specific question about export controls in research, contact exports@uw.edu


This introductory course will cover when an export occurs and how the UW adheres to federal export regulations while undertaking an activity or project.

The course will explore what is NOT subject to export controls such as public domain information, classroom instruction, and fundamental research as defined by the US government. The university is also required to comply with US sanctions programs, particularly those imposed on Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Additionally, we will look into peripheral regulations related to international research, collaboration, shipping, and travel in light of Restricted Party Screening, Anti-Boycott Regulations, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Those in the UW research administration community involved with facilitating international research, training or services, collaborations with foreign persons, or have a high volume of shipments from the University to international locations.

Research Administration Certificate


Last Updated

August 2022

Course Materials

Class Slides (no longer updated)