Export Control Training

Navigating Export Controls regulations can be very complex and determining if and when your activity or research may require an export license is not easy.  Brown University offers a variety of training and educational tools to help faculty, students and staff to navigate export control regulations within the university environment.

  • One-One Training: Brown’s ORI provides one-one consultations and trainings for faculty, students and staff.  Please email Rebecca Haworth to schedule a meeting.

  • Online: Brown offers online export control training via Brown’s TrainCaster system. The following modules are available to the Brown community:

  • Group Trainings and Brown Bags: ORI offers a regular Brown Bag series on export control regulations and related topics. Please see below for a list of upcoming Brown Bags. We are also available to host individual Brown Bags at your department or group. To request or for more information please email Rebecca Haworth.

Upcoming Brown Bags

Please RSVP to confirm your planned attendance (spaces are limited).  Location: Horace Mann, Room 102

Introduction to Export Controls (or Export Control Basics) 
October 24, 2017 (12 noon - 1 pm) 
March 14, 2018 (12 noon - 1 pm) 

This session serves as an introduction to export control regulations and how they apply in a university setting. What are the major regulatory schemes; why do we need to comply, what type of activities conducted at a university might be subject to export controls, and what academic exceptions can we use to conduct our everyday work without worrying about export controls? 

Export Control - Open Hours

Did you know that export controls can affect everyone on campus, and that many activities on and off campus involve exports? Did you also know that violations of export control regulations can lead to civil and criminal charges against the individual? All faculty, students, and staff should have a basic understanding of export control regulations. Export Control Open Hours, hosted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), will give you an opportunity to learn more about export control regulations and compliance specific to your academic area. The Export Control Officer and Research Integrity Manager will give tutorials, answer questions, and discuss cases and hypotheticals. You can also learn about additional resources available to the Brown community, and pick up informational materials. Export Control Open Hours are offered on the dates posted below in Horace Mann, Room 102. Stop by anytime between 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Tuesday November 7, 2017
Tuesday February 6, 2018
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Other Resources:

  • The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has created on-line training modules covering export controls, deemed exports, performing export control classifications, license exceptions, and anti-boycott regulations. The training modules are broken up into short video segments that provide general information on the essentials of export control in a very accessible and user-friendly format. The on-line training can be found at BIS On-line Training Room.

  • In 2004, the Council on Government Relations (COGR) created the brochure “Export Controls and Universities: Information and Case Studies.” The brochure provides general information regarding export controls and their impact on academic research. Included in the brochure are a number of case studies that represent potential situations encountered by universities.