- Fundamental Research Exclusion Definition
- Publicly Available Exception
- Proprietary or Restricted Information
- Receipt or Generation of Confidential, Sensitive, or Proprietary Information
Q: How do I remain within the FRE for purposes of the EAR and ITAR when traveling abroad?
A: When presenting research results abroad, attending professional conferences etc., as long as what is being presented is the result of fundamental research intended for publication or to be published, there is no export license requirement, unless the presentation you are doing constitutes a defense service. However, to the extent you depart from this framework and present in any form data that is proprietary to another party, or restricted by the sponsor’s contract or funding mechanism, then the FRE education and conference exclusions no longer apply. Note: when you are presenting at a professional conference, that conference must be one that is normally associated with the academic or professional subject at hand and not closed in a way that is contrary to the premise of published fundamental research.