Type of Policy
Policy No
Effective Date
Last Revised
Policy Owner
The Office of the General Counsel
Contact Name
Office of the General Counsel
Contact Email
Reason for Policy

The export of equipment and information including technical data, software and hardware is controlled by federal regulations such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Information such as brochures, proposals, site visits and technical discussions are deemed "technical data." Exporting information or talking to a foreign sponsor (either in the U.S. or abroad) about certain types of technical data which may have a possible military application requires a State Department export license, which may take up to three months to obtain. Exporting information or a commodity which does not have significant military application usually requires obtaining one or more of the following: an assurance which precludes reexport; supporting documentation; or a Commerce Department export license. Export of some items to certain countries and some types of subcontracts with those countries are prohibited altogether.

Policy Statement

Proposals to foreign sponsors submitted to the Office of Corporate and International Contracting are provided to the Office of the General Counsel for review and will not be sent to the sponsor before approval is received. It is strongly advised that proposals be submitted to the Office of Corporate and International Contracting at least 5 business days before the sponsor deadline to allow for this review. Proposals will not be submitted without export review.

For more information: export.gatech.edu


This policy applies to all Georgia Tech Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Policy History
Revision Date Author Description
7-15-2021 OGC/GTRC Updated owner
12-31-2013 GTRC-ORIA Rev 1.0