Louisiana Tech University conducts basic and applied research because it is considered a vital component in fulfilling its mission as an institution of higher education. The results of research contribute to the advancement of knowledge and further our public service mission. In addition, the experience students gain by being involved in research enhances their learning experience. While Louisiana Tech is dedicated to the principles of freedom of inquiry and an open research environment, it must also comply with federal laws and regulations governing the exchange of research materials and results that are subject to export controls.
On October 26, 2009, the University of Louisiana System adopted Policy M-16 Export Control, requiring each campus within the system to develop institution-specific export control procedures in compliance with all applicable federal laws. In compliance with this directive, Louisiana Tech developed Policy 7122 – Export Control Policy and it went into effect on July 28, 2011. This policy applies to all faculty, staff and students. As part of this policy, Louisiana Tech created an Export Control Committee whose main responsibility is to advise the university on export control matters.
For more information and guidance on export compliance please review the topic-specific web pages on this site.
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