Export Control Forms

These checklists should be used to help determine whether an Emory University owned or controlled laptop, PDA, digital storage device, or global positioning system ("GPS"), as well as their associated software and technology, will require a license in order to be "exported."Researchers effectively export these items when they:

  • Take the device, equipment, software and/or technology outside of the United States;
  • Allow a person in a foreign country to use their devices or other equipment; or
  • Allow a foreign national access to certain devices, equipment, software or technology in the United States (i.e., a "deemed export").

All of these activities qualify as exports under U.S. export control regulations and can trigger licensing requirements under U.S. export control laws.

This group of checklists is narrowly focused on research-related travel outside of the United States. License requirements will vary based upon the country you are traveling to and your intended use of the equipment while you are abroad.

In many cases, an "exclusion" from export controls regulations or a "licensing exception" will be available in order to export these devices, equipment, etc. These checklists are designed to help you determine whether your export will come within one of these exclusions or exceptions. You need meet the requirements of onlyoneof the checklists in order to export your device, equipment, etc., without a license.

Researchers should review this group of checklists before engaging in any Emory sponsored or related travel.

If the checklists below indicate that your export does not fall within an exclusion or license exception, please contact your unit's designated individual for an analysis of whether an export license will be required. This analysis must occurbeforethe equipment is exported. Please contact your unit's representative as soon as you know you will be engaging in future export activity. Obtaining a license can require several weeks, even months, and early contact with your Unit Administrator can help you to avoid serious delays.

  1. In additional checklist for use with similar devices that are personally owned by Emory researchers is included - See "Checklist for License Exception - Baggage"
  2. Please note that almost any research interactions with sanctioned countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan will most likely require a license.

Source Code
Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but not computers. Source code must be converted to object code or machine language by a compiler before a computer can read or execute the program.

From: The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Encryption Source Code
A precise set of operating instructions to a computer that, when compiled, allows for the execution of an encryption function on a computer.

From: United State Bureau of Industry and Security, Export Administration Regulations, Part 772 - Definitions

Important Note - Encryption software that is preloaded onto laptop computers purchased from mass-market vendorsgenerally does notcontain "source code".

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