June 13, 2022
We are committed to balancing our academic freedom, research initiatives, and global outreach, while complying with U.S. export regulations across all University of Missouri institutions. Recent additional export regulations due to the situation in Ukraine prompted this reminder to all of us about how seriously we need to take these new requirements.
Shortly after the Russian invasion, Russia, Belarus and parts of Ukraine received new sanctions. Our export compliance professionals have been working to ensure our engagement with these areas continue without breaching these new regulations.
In the coming weeks, you will hear more about our efforts to fully align the export control programs across our four universities led by Kate Stoan, the UM System Director of Research Security and Compliance.
In the meantime, we highlight our requirements below for all UM System personnel:
If we do not comply with these regulations, both our institutions and individuals may incur criminal and/or civil penalties, including jail time and monetary fines. Since such violations could also jeopardize future exports and federal funding, employees involved will be subject to disciplinary action and/or termination.
We ask each of you to support us in this effort. If you have any questions concerning the legitimacy of a transaction or potential violations, or if you need support in identifying if these regulations apply to your activities within our institutions, please contact the appropriate compliance professional at your university. You can also visit us here: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/ecas/research. Please forward this email onto any staff to whom it pertains.
Mun Y. Choi, Ph.D., President, University of Missouri