Policies and Institutional Commitment

The University of Florida (‘UF’) is fully committed to complying with applicable export control laws. To ensure compliance with these laws, UF projects and programs will be managed in accordance with applicable Federal laws, rules and regulations as well as UF policies and procedures including but not limited to the export control related Dean, Director and Department Chair Memoranda (‘DDD’) dated May 19, 2008 and September 27, 2010.

As a public institution of higher education, UF employs foreign nationals; collaborates with international partners on research, education and services; and hosts foreign visitors and international students in connection with international exchange programs as well as other academic, research and collaboration agreements. It is the intent of UF to employ foreign nationals, collaborate with foreign nationals and host international visitors, both long and short term, in the most welcoming manner possible while also assuring compliance with U.S. laws and regulations governing the export of certain items (including such items as equipment, software, chemicals, and biological materials) and technical data.

Most activities on campus will neither be subject to export controls nor trigger licensing requirements as the majority of university efforts will be eligible for exclusions under the fundamental research exclusion, the publicly available or public domain information exclusion, or the educational exclusion. For those few activities that are not eligible for such protections, each employee is personally responsible for ensuring that appropriate physical and information security safeguards are followed. This may include obtaining an export license from the U.S. government or a determination by the UF Division of Research Compliance (DRC) that an export license exception or exemption is available and documented prior to any activity requiring a license, exemption or exception is taken. Please contact the Division of Research Compliance at (352) 392-9174 or at compliance@research.ufl.edu if you have any questions or if further information is needed.