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Recommended Steps for Researchers

Recommended Steps for Researchers

The following activities are encouraged and do not require approval:

  • Do publish research in a timely manner (early and often)
    • Publish in journals, books, open web sites
    • Publish through presentations at "open" conferences
    • Share broadly within the scientific community
  • Do conduct fundamental research
    • Share information that arises during or results from your research
    • Do not accept contractual controls on your research (see below)
  • Do share educational information
    • Information released by instruction in catalog courses and associated teaching laboratories at a University
  • Do attend international conferences and meetings that are "open"
  • Do contact the Managing Director of Export and Security Compliance William Wells if you have any questions about how export control regulations may affect your research

 The following activities require approval from William Wells or Amy Cook.

  • Do not accept publication restrictions in any form.
  • Do not accept any of the following types of restrictions for your work
    • Restrictions on citizenship, nationality, visa status
    • Requests to boycott a particular country, business or nationality
  • Do not sign Non Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, or Proprietary Information Exchange Agreements
  • Do not travel to or conduct research or educational activities in the following countries: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria
  • Do not accept information that is marked as proprietary, confidential or export-controlled
  • Do not engage in any activity that involves designing, developing, modifying or adapting any item, software or technology for military or intelligence applications
  • Do not ship any tangible items, materials, or equipment internationally, even at the request of a government sponsor

*Used with permission of the University of Oklahoma Office of Export Control