A direct report to the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Export Control Officer is responsible for assisting the principal investigator (PI) to ensure research work is not being conducted in violation of federal rules, regulations, and/or laws that govern the release of certain information, materials and/or technical data to foreign nationals.
Penalties for the university and the PI can be severe, so compliance is essential.
Effective immediately, PIs will be required to become familiar with the applicable governing documents before any research proposal submitted through Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) can be released to the request for proposal (RFP) sponsoring agencies.
PIs will also complete and sign the export control review document (PDF) certifying whether the proposed project requires any licensing under the Export Control rules, regulations and/or laws.
If you have any questions about Export Control procedures, please contact Lynn Landrum, University Export Control Officer, at 601.266.6912 or Lynn.Landrum@usm.edu.