U.S. Export Controls, Economic Sanctions and “Restricted Parties”

U.S. Export Controls: U.S. export controls laws and regulations restrict the export of certain sensitive commodities, software, technical information and services outside the U.S. or to non U.S. persons within the U.S. Columbia’s Office of Research Compliance & Training administers Columbia’s export controls compliance program. More information about export controls and how they apply to Columbia research and global engagement activities is posted on the Export Controls webpage.

U.S. Economic Sanctions & “Restricted Parties”: Certain countries, regions, entities and individuals are subject to economic sanctions or other restrictions under U.S. law. These restrictions may prohibit certain research and educational activities as well as financial transactions without a U.S. government license. Columbia’s Office of Research Compliance & Training administers Columbia’s economic sanctions and “restricted parties” compliance programs. More information about how economic sanctions apply to Columbia research and how to conduct “restricted party screening” is posted on the Economic Sanctions and Restricted Parties webpage. In addition, a list of restricted universities and research institutes is available at Restricted Universities List (UNI login required).

These regulations change frequently and can raise complex issues that are difficult to navigate. For this reason, Columbia faculty and staff are encouraged to seek guidance from the Office of Research Compliance and Training when questions arise.