VUMC Export Compliance


The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Export Compliance (VUMC EC) office is responsible for assisting VUMC employees with understanding and complying with the various export control laws and regulations as they relate to their work at VUMC.

VUMC is committed to an open teaching and research environment so that ideas can be published and exchanged freely among collaborators.

Please utilize the drop down arrow next to 'Export Compliance' at the top of this site to navigate to the proper page for guidance, to submit a case for review, or for assistance with your transaction or any requirements/guidance.

VUMC EC Contact Information:
(615) 875-7577

Transactions That May Trigger an Export Control Issue

Export Compliance Review Flow Chart PDF

Use this flow chart as general guidance to assist in determining whether or not the research, shipment, export, etc. in question has export control restrictions.

Export Compliance Checklist REDCap survey

Submit this survey to assist in identifying potential export control-related issues that may need to be addressed before proceeding with certain projects.

U.S. Export Controls Flow Chart PDF

Use this flow chart for a visual aid to assist you in familiarization with the foundation of U.S. Export Controls, regulations, guiding acts, and responsible departments, bureaus, and offices.

U.S. Export Control Law applies to many activities at VUMC beyond research, including some unexpected routine transactions. For example, entering into a contract with certain people or entities listed on denied party lists, or sending money to certain countries, may require a license from the U.S. government. Further examples include the shipping of certain items (such as medical equipment) to foreign destinations, or providing conference binders to a foreign university/person. All these transactions should involve complying with U.S. Export Control Laws. However, research activities both at VUMC and abroad currently present the majority of the export compliance activities for VUMC.

Traveling to, hiring from, or interacting/collaborating with any of the following Tier 1 or Tier 2 Countries of Concern?

  • Cuba
  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Russia
  • Belarus​​​
  • Ukrainian regions of Crimea, Donetsk, or Luhansk

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