Red Flag items may involve an elevated risk of non-compliance with the EAR, reputational or political risk, and added administrative costs for managing high-risk engagements. A thoughtful review process can mitigate these risks, safeguard federal research funding opportunities, and comport with the expectations of federal agencies. Please contact the Export Control Office before proceeding with any of the following:

Are there basic/fundamental research red flags?

  • Publication or dissemination restrictions in award or BAA/RFP
  • Foreign national restrictions or requirements for US citizens or US persons only
  • DoD contracts/DFARS: “Distribution Statement B, C, D...” or “DoD only”
  • Proprietary information: NDAs, CDAs, or other confidentiality agreements