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For Vanderbilt University Medical Center-specific export compliance issues, please contact Julie Lankford, Director, or Adam Riddick, Export Compliance Analyst; visit; or email

Vanderbilt University is committed to an open teaching and research environment so that ideas can be published and exchanged freely among faculty and students. However, instances may arise in which some Vanderbilt research or activities will involve the transfer of technology, information, materials or equipment that are subject to regulation and restriction under federal export control laws. The Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) office is here to assist faculty and staff navigate and understand the various export control laws and regulations as they relate to their work at Vanderbilt.

Transactions That May Trigger an Export Control Issue

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an export?

What is export control?

Who oversees export control regulations?

Who is responsible for export compliance?

What do I need to know?

When should I contact VEC?

Can I take my Vanderbilt-owned laptop, PDA, or other electronic device on foreign trips?

Do export controls apply even when no publication or citizenship restrictions are associated with my research?

Can classes or courses be subject to export controls?

How long does it take to get an export license?

I purchase equipment and supplies for faculty member in my department, is there anything I should do to help prevent possible export control violations?

Where else can I find export control guidance?


Upcoming Seminars & Training:

Fundamentals of Export Control Every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am

Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave.S., Conference Room 109

Click here to make a reservation to attend.  We look forward to meeting you!

Click here to see more information on seminars and training.


Recent News

Changes to the Iran Sanctions

Ukraine-related General License

Venezuela Executive Order

Changes to the Cuba Sanctions

OFAC Issues Amended Sudan General License No. 1A

Commerce Dept Announces Expansion of Export Restrictions on Russia


Export Compliance Resources

ListVUe   For assistance using ListVUe, please email


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