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Export Control Compliance for University of Michigan Researchers

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Export Controls Officer, Jeff Bush (, supports University investigators and research administrators with questions about compliance with exported items and technology.

What is export controls?

Export Controls is the body of federal law intended to prevent the transfer of sensitive items and technology to foreign nations, organizations and individuals, in the interest of safeguarding national security. As the penalties for violating these laws can be severe, for both the offending party and the university, it is imperative that U-M be in full compliance.

Resources and Policy for Export Controls:

Export Compliance Information
For questions concerning compliance of exported items and technology, please contact:
Jeff Busch
Senior Export Controls Officer
(734) 763-2171

Policies and Guidance Home

The following resources are related to the conduct of international human subjects research. It addresses important areas for the development, approval, conduct, and training for this research. It is provided as an informational resource for investigators and IRB members to use when considering the multitude of important and complex issues related to international human subjects research.

Guide for REC/IRB Capacity Building, Country Laws, and Essential Data

Guide for Investigators

Guide for REC/IRB Members

UM Internal Links

International Research Risks Report

The International Research Risks Report (pdf) was prepared by the University of Michigan Office of Human Research Compliance Review (OHRCR) in 2011. It describes risks in conducting human subjects research in international settings and recommends ways that investigators and IRBs can mitigate these risks.