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Third-party Proprietary Information
What is third-party proprietary information? 

Third party proprietary information is information from another source that is not in the public domain.

Is third-party proprietary information excluded from the export control regulations when it is used to conduct Fundamental Research?

Third-party proprietary information is not excluded from export control regulations even if it is received in conjunction with a fundamental research project.

A deemed export license may be required to share third-party proprietary information with foreign nationals   even if   it is being received in conjunction with a fundamental research project.  

A deemed export license may be required to share third-party proprietary information with a foreign national employee. 

How can you tell if third-party proprietary Information is export controlled?
  • Requesting Prior Notification to the University; or 
  • Prior notification allows the University to determine if an export license would be required to share the information with a foreign person (even an employee or student). When conducting activities with outside partners, the following documents assist the University in identifying export controlled proprietary information; or 
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) - utilized for exchange of proprietary/confidential information. The Intellectual Property Partners can assist with NDAs; or
  • Research Contracts - utilized for both funded and unfunded research projects with outside partners. The Office of Sponsored Programs can assist with Research Contracts.
What to do if you receive third-party export controlled information?

Contact SBU's Export Compliance Officer.   A Technology Control Plan or other security measures may need to be implemented to protect the information.

How Can I Contact SBU's Export Compliance Officer?