Export Controls aim to limit proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and counter international threats, and applies to research produced by universities due to the potential for certain research to have a ‘dual use.’
This means that whilst research may have been developed with a certain purpose in mind, it has the potential to be utilised for other means including military, arms, WMD, terrorism. When planning a new research project, Export Controls checks must be made in parallel to starting applications for funding. In addition, non-funded activity where knowledge or technology is being transferred physically or electronically may still need an export license.
You can contact our experts in the Research, Strategy and Services Division at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance around this process.
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