Receipt of Export-Controlled Information
As more funding sources become aware of the potential for export control issues to arise in a research project, they may attempt to impose export control restrictions on the research they are funding, which may be unacceptable to Princeton University if such restrictions destroy the fundamental research exclusion. For example, if a research proposal indicates that it will be necessary for export-controlled information to be received by the researcher from the sponsor or a third-party in order to perform the research, this may create restrictions on publication and/or the use of foreign nationals in the research. In order to preserve the fundamental research exclusion, it is preferable that no export-controlled information be necessary for a research project to go forward, but if it is, Princeton University requires that the party providing the information be responsible for identifying the information as export-controlled and implementing any necessary controls, often in the form of a non-disclosure agreement that will address the export concerns. If the researcher or administrator has reason to believe that information to be received is export-controlled information, it is imperative that the researcher contact ORPA which can clarify whether there is cause for concern for export-control purposes and determine whether the researcher is able to receive the information before accepting it.