Compliance with U.S. Export and Import Control Laws is the responsibility of all Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

During Proposal Preparation

If your project includes foreign activities, including travel, collaboration with consultants or subcontractors (here or abroad), or overseas shipments, contact your GCO or the Export Control Office as early as possible. They will help determine if additional steps need to be taken to ensure that the project is carried out as seamlessly as possible. The GCO may advise that consultation with other Cornell offices (i.e. Global Cornell, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, or the Export Control Office) is necessary or helpful to the success of the project.

If you are entering into a confidentiality agreement at any stage of your research, please see here.

Post-Award Activities

During the term of the award, foreign activities may arise that must be vetted for export control concerns. For example, international shipments and foreign travel should be processed in accordance with the links at the bottom of this page. 

In addition, access to proprietary or controlled information by a foreign national, must be reviewed and approved by the Export Control Office, prior to such access occurring.


Who can Help?

Contact the Export Control Office 

Note: Penalties for non-compliance with export control laws are severe and impact both the institution and the researcher. If an export control violation is determined by an investigating agency, an individual may be subject to civil and criminal penalties, and Cornell may be subject to, among other penalties, debarment from government contracts.