Export Controls - Introduction
Florida State University is committed to compliance with federal laws and regulations governing exports and ensuring such compliance is consistent with the University's open academic environment that fosters intellectual creativity, freedom to carry out research in an unrestricted manner, and the open dissemination of research results. All activities undertaken by our University community, including research activities, must comply with the export control regulations and University policies, procedures, and standards.
The U.S. export control laws and associated regulations govern:
- The release of technology, technical data, software, and information to foreign nationals within or outside the U.S.;
- The furnishing of defense services to foreign persons whether in the United States or abroad;
- The shipment or other transmission of items or defense articles outside the United States; and
- The ability to transact with certain individuals, entities, and countries.
It is the responsibility of University faculty, staff, and administration to be aware of the export control requirements under the regulations. The Office of Research provides tools, resources, and guidance on export control regulations and how to implement measures to ensure that projects or activities comply with these regulations. FSU's policy, review process, certification requirements, and education, references, and links to the federal regulations are included below.
Questions about export controls should be addressed to Diana Key, Director, Research Compliance Programs at email@example.com or (850) 644-8648.
RAMP Export Control
As of December 7, 2020, FSU went live with RAMP Export Control, a new electronic system to handle export control related requests. The system marks the fifth module within the Research Administration Management Portal (RAMP) and provides an automated process and enhanced communication tools for the submission, review, and management of export control requests. The Export Control module offers the same transparency as the other RAMP modules since users are able to check the status of requests in real-time. It also provides a flexible review process as ancillary reviewers can be added to the workflow to evaluate and comment on particular export control requests, as needed.
RAMP Export Control can be accessed by signing into the myFSU portal, clicking the “RAMP” icon, and then clicking the Export Control tab within the top navigation menu. Users can also access the system through links contained within Outlook email notifications as certain system activities are performed.
Export Control requests, as listed below, are required to originate through RAMP at this time.
- Biologics Access Controls
- DD Form 2345 – Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement
- Shipment (International only)
- Sponsored Research, Collaborations, and Other Agreements
- Visa (Foreign Hires)
- Visitor (Short- and Long-Term Visiting Scholars)
Recorded training sessions are posted on the Export Control training page on the RAMP project website. There are many resources available, such as How-To Guides by request type, a PI Reference Guide, and a document outlining When RAMP Export Control is Required. Users can also learn how the ancillary review process works by reviewing the Ancillary Review Guide and which system actions trigger email notifications through reviewing the System Workflow and Notifications Guide. The same training resources are also conveniently accessible within the Help Center in RAMP Export Control.
The RAMP Export Control support email serves as the best communication tool to reach the Export Control training team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, concerns or feedback. We are dedicated to helping you successfully navigate RAMP Export Control.
FSU's Export Controls Compliance Program Plan (updated 8/30/18)
Restricted Party Screening by FSU Employees (Visual Compliance)
Export Controls Brochure (update in process)
Power Point Presentation - Export Controls (update in process)