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.
VUMC EC Contact Information:
Transactions That May Trigger an Export Control Issue
- Shipping equipment to a foreign country?
- Collaborating with international colleagues in foreign countries?
- Hosting foreign visitors on campus?
- 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?
- Traveling overseas to attend a conference?
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.
Submit this survey to assist in identifying potential export control-related issues that may need to be addressed before proceeding with certain projects.
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 or interacting with the "T5/T6": Cuba, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Iran or Venezuela?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to travel/transactions for the current requirements.
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