Export Controls

The University of Cincinnati Export Controls Office is responsible for protecting the transfer of US regulated information and technology, commodities, and software in the interest of national security and economic growth.

All Forms, Policies and Procedures are now located within Research How 2, where faculty and staff will find a centralized location for all their transactional needs.

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati’s Export Controls Office (ECO). We are dedicated to ensuring compliance throughout the university by assisting students, faculty, and staff with understanding and adhering to regulations, while facilitating research and international collaborations.

We are committed to supporting international growth by proactively assisting the UC community with administrative and informational guidance with Export Control regulations. These regulations apply to controlled technology, information, software, and certain activities, to include the following: collaborations, foreign visitors, international travel, hand-carrying items, receiving items (donation, temporary, purchasing), shipping (both importing and exporting), and items in research.

The Export Control regulations expand across the entire university, not just the research community. These regulations can be complex and confusing.  Our office maintains knowledge of these changes and provides support to the university community. We provide both in-person and online training.

It is paramount that we comply with the regulations as failure to do so could result in loss of funding, reputational damage, and more importantly, personal fines and jail time.