Northeastern University engages in research and educational activities that may involve the development or use of products, goods, hardware, software, materials or technology that may be subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations. The U.S. government increasingly is focused on the compliance of universities with these laws and regulations. Northeastern is committed to complying with all applicable export controls, as established by the applicable federal regulations. It is critical that everyone in the Northeastern community understands the rules and complies with them fully. This web page is intended to be used by faculty, staff and students as a reference.
The two documents (in PDF format) outlined below provide additional information on the University's stand on export controls and openness in research.
- Northeastern University Statement on Export Controls [13KB PDF]
provides a sample list of the types of items and information that may be put under export control.
- Northeastern University Policy on Openness in Research [17KB PDF]
expresses the University's commitment to avoid research with restrictions on openness or academic freedom on campus.
Please take the time to complete the brief Tutorial on Export Controls which was designed to give you a needed overview and understanding of significant terms, limitations and consequences of our current US rules and regulations. A simple test follows the slides. After answering the questions correctly, you will be presented with a Certificate of Completion.
- Export Controls Tutorial - an instructional slide show followed by a simple quiz and certificate of completion.