As you may know, the Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) is no longer under the GTRC/GTARC organization, but is now included in the EVPR office. If you are sending email to associates in ORIA, and you are using the GTRI/GTRC mail system, you may find that your messages are not delivered. This is likely due to your mail client cache. If you experience bounced messages when sending to ORIA emails, please clear your auto-complete cache in your local Outlook client (e.g. https://its.unl.edu/emailhome/clear-e-mail-cache). After clearing your cache - resend the message. If you still receive a bounce back or if you do not hear back from ORIA, please contact us via phone or Teams to make sure your message was received.
A Technology Control Plan (TCP) is required to safeguard and control access to items (data, information, material, software, or technology) that are export controlled. Access to export controlled items by foreign nationals may be prohibited by federal regulations. A TCP may also be drafted for any sponsored research project that does not qualify as fundamental research or otherwise requires limitations on access by foreign nationals because these projects can quickly put your research at risk of non-compliance with export controls and other critical contract obligations.
- A physical and information security plan
- Personnel screening procedures
- A process for carrying out the research in a controlled environment
TCPs are reviewed and signed by the PI and all members of the research team prior to the beginning of the project. Additionally, the business manager, department chair, and IT support will be required to sign the TCP.
To assist OGC and Research Security in helping you develop a TCP, please complete the TCP Security Questionnaire.
Training and Exclusions
All individuals working on a project with a TCP must complete export training before beginning work or being charged to the project.Annual refresher training will be required throughout the life of a project.
Foreign nationals may not work on a project outside the fundamental research exemption without approval from the Office of General Counsel. This may require an export license from the federal government which requires significant lead time. An export license may take three - six months to receive. Also, students (including U.S. citizens) may not work on any project that is ineligible for the fundamental research exemption for a thesis or dissertation without approval of the Office of General Counsel.