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EAR/ITAR Compliance Workshop: Understanding and Managing Export Control in University Research and Technology Transfer

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: March 23, 2017

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One of the most challenging elements of export control for university research and tech transfer offices is dealing with the transition of controls over technology and technical data.

Under U.S. export control regulations, many common university research practices could put you at risk of thousands of dollars in civil or criminal fines or debarment from federal contracts if you haven’t received a “Deemed Export” or technology transfer license.

This interactive webinar will review the EAR/ITAR regulations and discuss key definitions of terms related to deemed exports. Additionally, you will learn about how to establish procedures that ensure you are informed of potential issues early-on and work with researchers and the export control office to manage them effectively. And at the bottom line, you’ll learn critical steps needed to make certain you can commercialize valuable IP without the threat of noncompliance.

Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has secured the director of the export control program with the University of Arizona to present this practical and essential program:

EAR/ITAR Compliance Workshop: Understanding and Managing Export Control in University Research and Technology Transfer

Join our presenter Kay Ellis, MHR, who has over a decade of hands-on experience overseeing export control compliance. Ms. Ellis has crafted a practical, how-to workshop that will cover:

  • Overview of the primary export regulations that affect university research and technology transfer 
  • Defining “technology” (EAR) and “technical data” (ITAR)
  • What to include in export control reviews prior to receiving an invention disclosure
  • Evaluating invention disclosures for possible export control noncompliance
  • Deemed export factors to consider when drafting license agreements
  • Best practices for forming alliances between the TTO, the Export Control Program and researchers for optimum commercialization flow

Meet your presenter

Kay Ellis, MHRKay Ellis, MHR
University Export Controls Program (UECP)
University of Arizona

In addition to leading the UECP, Kay also serves as the UA’s primary empowered official overseeing export controls decision-making, supervising UECP staff and implementing educational training materials and outreach programs. As director, she provides leadership in the development of an enhanced export controls program, in conjunction with multiple research units and administrative departments across campus to ensure that the UA remains a first-choice destination for world-class faculty, students, sponsors and collaborators.

Prior to her current position, she served as Director of University Research Programs at Oklahoma State University, where she implemented OSU’s export control compliance program, and then as Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Projects and University Export Controls Officer at the University of Texas in Austin. Kay joined the University of Arizona in January 2011 under the direction of the office of Research, Discovery and Innovation. She has been a workshop faculty member and a presenter on export controls at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) national and regional meetings, webinars and online chats, and has also been an invited speaker at other professional meetings and conferences.

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