Texas State University believes that teaching, research, and service shall be conducted openly and without prohibitions or restrictions to the publication and dissemination of the results of academic and research activities. However, several federal laws require the University to obtain federal authorization before foreign nationals are allowed to participate in research involving specific technologies or before the sharing of research information with persons who are not citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens.
Texas State University is committed to compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations governing transfer and export of controlled hardware, software, and data. Export control laws are federal regulations that govern how certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transported abroad or communicated to foreign nationals within the United States. Export regulations are very broad and cover all fields of science, engineering, and technology research activities regardless of the funding source. Export control regulations must be followed. Penalties for non-compliance are severe and may be imposed against individual researchers as well as their institutions. Consequently, it is vital for all University employees to comprehend their responsibilities under these regulations and to work with Office of Research Integrity and Compliance to ensure that Texas State is in compliance.