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How is Proprietary Research defined?


National Security Decision Directive 189 (NSDD189) states:

PROPRIETARY RESEARCH means research and industrial development, design, production, and product utilization, the results of which ordinarily are restricted for proprietary or national security reasons (as distinguished from fundamental research- basic and applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community).

IFR/S&F (Service Centers) and Testing 

Activities undertaken by laboratories/centers when functioning as an IFR or S&F and/or testing agreements where there is no intent to publish results are not considered fundamental research they are proprietary research. As such, all incoming export controlled materials from outside entities must be identified as such by the senders prior to acceptance by the service center/laboratory. The service center/laboratory is responsible for notifying the Export Compliance Officer of the intent to receive said materials for review of the need for either an export license or technology control plan. Furthermore, if export controlled equipment, supplies and/or technical information/data is utilized in this space, a Technology Control Plan should be developed with the Export Compliance Officer.

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