Export Control – Technology Control Plans

Technology Control Plans

UMBCs Export Control Policy   (UMBC Policy # IV-2.20.01) restricts transmission of certain types of information, technologies, and commodities overseas to individuals, including U.S. citizens, or what may be made available to foreign persons on U.S. soil.  One way to document potential restrictions is through the use of a technology control plan (TCP). A TCP is an internal UMBC compliance document describes the restricted information or item, who will have access to it, how access will be monitored and controlled, how the information or item will be physically and/or electronically secured, what information about it can be shared or presented, and what will be done with the information or item once the project is completed. A TCP is required for all research involving data, material, or technology controlled by Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or otherwise falls outside the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) due to contract restrictions including publication or foreign person restrictions.

The TCP is prepared and signed by the PI and their department chair and forwarded to the AVPR and Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC) for review and approval.  To assist in the preparation of your TCP, the following TCP Plan template will need to be completed by the PI and returned to ORPC at compliance@umbc.edu.

In an effort to keep the details of the TCP current, and to document changes to a TCP work plan, personnel or other matters, the ORPC will contact PIs to prepare  an annual certification to report on such details.

Export Control Training

Export Training must be completed by every individual on a project with a TCP  before working on the project . Register at http://research.umbc.edu/export-control-training-2/

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