Safeguarding Export-Controlled Documents, Data & Items
It is the responsibility of each Caltech PI and researcher to understand how to safeguard export-controlled items and documents associated with his/her research. Read below to learn about the precautions and requirements. Contact us with any questions.
Documents and Files
Prior to the publication or transfer of export-controlled documents or files from campus, the Caltech PI must perform a document review. Learn about what needs to be checked, required markings to add, mandatory recordkeeping, and audits. Learn more here.
Handling Electronic Data on Campus
Electronic storage and sharing of export controlled data - even while on campus - is a key risk area where compliance gaps can inadvertently occur. Learn about IMSS guidelines.
Approval is required from the Office of the Provost for export-controlled item(s) to be brought to campus. Read on to learn about laboratory precautions, personnel access limitations, and required markings when handling export-controlled items. Learn more here.
Guidelines for an ITAR-Free Classroom
In accordance with Caltech's commitment to comply with all U.S. export control laws and regulations, and in accordance with institute policy that Caltech students shall not be given access to export-controlled items, the following guidelines provide an overview of export-controlled materials or technologies that shall not be permitted in Caltech lectures or laboratory activities, as well as an overview of items that are permissible. Learn more here.