Export control legislation

Export Controls principally regulate export of military items from the UK to anywhere in the world and dual use items (non-military items which may also be used for military purposes) to outside the EU, though some more sensitive exports also require licences from the UK to other EU States.

Exports are also controlled if they might be used for WMD.

The Project Alpha website provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide for university practitioners on the export control legislation applicable in the UK and The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS Student Vetting Scheme). 

If, after reading this guidance, you would like to discuss further how export controls may relate to your research, please email the Research Governance Team.

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