Vanderbilt University and Medical Center is committed to an open teaching and research environment so that ideas can be published and exchanged freely among faculty and students. However, instances may arise in which some Vanderbilt research or activities will involve the transfer of technology, information, materials or equipment that are subject to regulation and restriction under federal export control laws. The Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) office is here to assist faculty and staff navigate and understand the various export control laws and regulations as they relate to their work at Vanderbilt.
- View our Vanderbilt Export Compliance Awareness Video - What You Need To Know by clicking this link to The Learning Exchange. Enter the name of the module in the 'Find a Course' search box to enroll in, and launch the module. Remember to click the magnifying glass icon to begin the search.
Transactions That May Trigger an Export Control Issue
- Shipping equipment to a foreign country?
- Collaborating with foreign colleagues in foreign countries?
- Exposing foreign nationals to research labs?
- Training of students (foreign nationals on research protocols or equipment)?
- Working with a foreign country subject to US embargo?
- Sponsor approval rights over publication?
- Sponsor limit on participation of foreign students?
- Hiring a Foreign National on an H1-B Visa? Visa Deemed Export Questionnaire
- Traveling overseas to attend a conference?