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Online Training

The Office of Research & Engagement is pleased to provide online training opportunities to University personnel in the area of Export Controls. Training topics range from an overview for Faculty and Principal Investigators, Export Control and Foreign Travel, Export Control and Sponsored Programs and FBI Modules: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt U.S.: Overseas Travel, Foreign Intelligence Exploitation of US Colleges & Universities are also offered.

As an employee of the University of Tennessee, your responsibilities may require you to be aware of export controls or simply as one who has questions about the export control federal laws. These laws could affect the work in which you are involved, the security of intellectual property and research facilities, proper application of research activities, and upholding the laws of the country as it affects export control. To do this, you will require knowledge and awareness to become informed and these training modules seek to present you with those fundamental concepts of the export control regulations.

Current Training Modules

New for 2013 — CITI Training for Export Controls

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is an online program offering training in dozens of compliance areas. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is now utilizing this training as the primary training for Export Control. This is primarily focused on faculty in scientific and technical areas, and graduate students who are working on export controlled projects. If you have not had export control training in the last 2 years or if you have never had it, this is the training to take.

To ensure credit, go to CITI information page for instructions on how to access the CITI training for Export Control.

Legacy Training Modules

Note: The following modules are self-paced PDF documents available only to UTK faculty, staff and students with a current NetID and password. Internet Explorer users must precede their NetID with UTK (example: UTKNetID).

Export Control 101 – An Overview for Faculty and Principal Investigators

This introductory training presentation covers basic information regarding export controls, deemed exports, foreign nationals and restricted research, the types of research activities that may be impacted by export controls, and information regarding how you can ensure compliance with the regulations.

Export Control and Foreign Travel

A briefing on travelling outside of the United States with research information, laptops, mobile phones, PDA’s, GPS and other electronic devices. This module will allow you to gain an understanding of what to consider when traveling abroad.

Export Control and Sponsored Programs

This training presentation provides export control basics including practical tips for research administrators that help with determining if export controls apply. Discussion of the exclusions, problematic contract provisions, and strategies for dealing with troublesome clauses are provided.

FBI Modules: Beth O’Brien, Special Agent

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt U.S.: Overseas Travel

Foreign travel from the perspective of the FBI: Personal protective strategies, targeting techniques, how to recognize compromising situations, and post-travel strategies.

Foreign Intelligence Exploitation of US Colleges & Universities

The U.S. is a society of openness and freedom, especially on campuses of higher education. Foreign adversaries and competitors take advantage of that openness and have been doing so for many years. There are foreign nations that seek to improve their economies and militaries by stealing from a world technology leader like the U.S. There are also foreign adversaries that seek to gain advantages over the U.S. These nations use many varied means at their disposal to acquire information and technology and to gain political, military, and economic advantages.