The U.S. Departments of Commerce and State have established regulations (Export Administration Regulations-EAR, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations-ITAR, respectively) regarding the export of research-related materials and information from the United States. These regulations may apply to shipping or hand-carrying tangible items overseas, sharing certain information with foreign nationals at Stanford, or interacting with embargoed or sanctioned countries, organizations and individuals.
Stanford's export controls policy is contained in the Research Policy Handbook. Oversight and implementation of the policy is provided by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (DoR). The regulations relating to export controls are complex and change often. Stanford personnel are strongly encouraged to review the University's export control guidance.