Export Control - Project Assessment Process Award Setup

Page Updated: August 4th, 2016

  • The process will be rolled out in WISPER on June 10th, 2013.
  • The federal government has regulations to control the transfer of items, information, data, software and technology to foreign persons and organizations.
  • Export licenses are required for items on the Commerce Control List (CCL, 15 CFR 774) and the US Munitions List (ITAR, 22 CFR 120-130). Ex: pathogenic biological agents, satellite technology, encryption software, focal plane arrays.
  • A license may also be necessary if a foreign person is working on a project in the US or receives controlled information within the US. This is called as a "deemed export." The requirements for deemed export vary depending on the type of project and the country of origin of the foreign person(s).
  • Under the WISPER General Tab you will find a new question: Does the project involve research or services in a scientific, engineering or technology field?
    • "No" = Done with export control assessment
    • "Yes" = Answer follow up questions on the Projects Tab, if project is awarded
      • If yes, you will have to answer two additional questions:
        • Does the project include Controlled Technology?
        • Is an Export or Deemed Export planned as part of this project?
          • If "Yes" to both questions, complete the Export Control Assessment form
  • The Export Control Assessment (ECA) is a form with 9 yes or no questions to determine if an export license will be needed.
    • The Export Control Assessment is located here.
    • It is the PI's responsibility to complete the ECA and then forward it to the Export Control Office for review.
  • If you are unsure about the WISPER questions and/or the ECA you can request an Export Control Approval under the Approvals tab. This will be sent to the Export Control Office.
Note: Answering "Yes" to any of the WISPER questions will not prevent you from submitting a proposal or setting up an award.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Tom Demke (tom.demke@ssec.wisc.edu, 608-262-8659) or Bethany Nelson (bcnelson2@grad.wisc.edu, 608-261-1128) or exportcontrol@grad.wisc.edu.