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Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence


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Export Control Policy

PC 3.6

Policy Statement

All personnel at Grand Valley State University, including faculty at all levels, staff, students, visiting scholars, and all other persons herein referred to as “GVSU Personnel” retained by or working at the University must comply with all U.S. export control laws and regulations while teaching, conducting research, or providing service activities at or on behalf of the University. No GVSU Personnel may engage in any export activity that is prohibited by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or any other government agency that enforces export laws/regulations. Similarly, GVSU Personnel may not transfer any controlled item, including technology and technical data, to any foreign nationals inside or outside the United States territory without approved documentation.

Compliance with export control laws and regulations must be considered and if necessary achieved before engaging in science or technology-based research, executing contracts or other agreements, purchasing high-technology devices or software, or traveling internationally.

It is essential that all GVSU Personnel keep current with information and training provided by the University. The Vice Provost for Research Administration (VPRA) is the University’s Empowered Official who is responsible for overseeing the University’s export compliance program.

The University’s Empowered Official is legally empowered to sign license applications or other requests for approval on behalf of the University and has authority to:

(i) Enquire into any aspect of a proposed export or temporary import by the University,
(ii) Verify the legality of the transaction and the accuracy of the information to be submitted, and
(iii) Refuse to sign any license application or other request for approval without prejudice or other adverse recourse.