The University of Miami (UM) conducts focused research to advance knowledge, enhance student learning experiences, and build its reputation in the scientific and technical communities while providing positive returns on sponsoring partners' investments. While UM applies the principles of freedom of inquiry and open exchange of knowledge, we must also be mindful of the federal laws and regulations governing the exchange of research materials and results that are subject to export controls.
The University of Miami does not accept grants or contracts that involve Classified Research (research that carries a United States security classification), or that restrict participation in, or access to, the research results, and no such work may be undertaken at any University campus or office except as permitted under the University's Export Compliance Policy or other University policies. Exceptions may be granted after a thorough inquiry has been made. Such approval is required prior to application for restricted research contracts/grants or other agreements.
On January 3, 2013, the Vice Provost for Research, Dr. John Bixby, issued a memo on the University's Policy Regarding U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations. This memo applies to all UM employees.
Please view the topic specific webpages within the Export Compliance website for more information and guidance. The links for each page are located to the right-hand side of the page. If you still have export compliance questions, please contact the University's Export Compliance Officer.