Resources

Our resources provide general information only for practitioners and legal advisors in UK universities to consider when developing their approach to compliance.

UK Strategic Export Control – resources
National Security & Investment (NSI) Act – resources
US Export Control – resources
Other external resources


UK Strategic Export Control – resources

We are developing practical information and guidance on: 

  • Implementing export control business processes in a university context 
  • How control ratings apply to real-life research materials and activities 
  • How end-user controls apply to research collaborations and visitors 
  • Writing effective export licence applications and navigating the licensing process 
  • Managing exports after grant of individual licences or registration for open general export licences (OGELs) or preparation of applications for open individual export licences (OIELs) – including appropriate record keeping and audit preparation 
  • Raising awareness of export controls in the research community 
HEECA Bitesize Number 1 – Decontrols

HEECA Brief Licence Guidance
Brief guidance sheet focusing on the types of licences available under the UK Strategic Export Control regime and how to identify the appropriate licence to use, depending on nature of the export.

HEECA SOP – Creating Export Licences via SPIRE
Step-by-step guide for preparing licence applications for Single Individual Export Licences (SIELs) and Open Individual Technical Assistance Licences (OITALs) on the ECJU’s online export licensing system, SPIRE.

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National Security & Investment (NSI) Act – resources




Table of Trigger Events: Spin-out Activity
Examples of spin-out related activity and aspects that should be considered when deciding whether to submit a mandatory or a voluntary notification under the NSI Act.

Table of Trigger Events: Research Activity
Examples of research collaborative activity and aspects that should be considered when deciding whether to submit a mandatory or a voluntary notification under the NSI Act.

NSI Clause
Draft clause for institutions to consider adapting and using within own standard Terms and Conditions for R&D activity in relation to the NSI Act.

NSI Voluntary Notification - Information Gathering Form
To support the gathering of relevant information required.


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US Export Control – resources


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Other external resources


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