Communications to Foreign Entities Off-Campus
Researchers should also be aware that exports of all other technical information about a defense article can take place either through exchange of documents, through oral exchanges in person or by telephone, or by electronic exchanges, including fax transmission or e-mail.
Furthermore, the ITAR prohibits the furnishing of assistance, including training, related to a defense article to foreign persons.
Situations that may raise an export concern:
- Emailing a colleague in a foreign country unpublished technical data about a controlled item.
- Sending a draft of a publication to a foreign colleague to review that contains unpublished controlled technical data.
- Providing information to a foreign colleague linking two or more publications regarding controlled equipment or technology. A "defense service" may be provided by the simple act of linking the two publications.