Export Control Compliance Program (ECCP)
All institutions of higher learning, including their faculty, staff, and students, must comply with the export laws and regulations of the United States—collectively called “export controls.” Export controls are designed to ensure that certain information, technology, biological and chemical agents and other sensitive items are secure and not employed for purposes contrary to national security or US economic interests.
Export controls regulate more than just the shipment of physical goods to foreign countries. They also regulate sharing information with foreign nationals, even on UNL’s campus.
Export controls pose unique challenges in academic settings—especially in universities like UNL that are home to many experts and students from outside the United States. A university’s primary export is knowledge, but even certain kinds of knowledge are controlled.
In order to ensure that all university activities—including research conducted by members of the UNL community—are in full compliance with United States export controls, UNL has developed an Export Control Compliance Program to establish compliance procedures and provide guidance and other resources to faculty, students, and staff participating in controlled activities.
The Export Control Staff is responsible for determining whether university activities are subject to export controls and, if so, conducting training sessions on export control compliance, implementing technology control plans, and providing related support.
Export Compliance Staff