Mines is not in the practice of waiving rights to publications as we endeavor to support the right to sharing
of our research and scholarly endeavors and to preserve the FRE. If a waiver is requested, ORA in
conjunction with the VPRTT wil assist in the process. A form or documentation needs to be fil ed out
whenever there is a restriction to publish dealing with export controls, restricted data sets in human
subject research, intellectual property, or other reason that could be stated in a sponsored agreement.
If a PI has students working on a sponsored agreement involving a publication waiver, there is also an
attached letter that they must sign attesting that the publication restriction will not adversely affect their
studies at Mines. Contact ORA for further assistance.
Mines provides training on export control laws and regulations upon request and through materials
available to our community. Additional information and materials are available on the export web site or
by contacting ORA and Office of Compliance. Contact ORA at 303-273-3411, ora@mines.edu, or see
http://inside.mines.edu/ORA-Home; Contact Compliance Office at 303-384-2236 or
compliance@mines.edu. These resources are available for scheduled training for small groups,
departments, units, or others on request.
Additionally, Department of Commerce, BIS, has free resources regarding Export Control training,
regulations, announcements, and decision trees. See https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/compliance-a-
These procedures have been developed to ensure that appropriate reviews and documentation exist to
provide evidence of compliance with the export laws and regulations. Export review records relating to
sponsored projects are maintained in Mines ORA. Mines will maintain records of export reviews relating to
travel and other miscellaneous reviews. Records will be kept for a period of five (5) years from the
expiration date of the authorization or date an exemption is claimed, whichever is longer. If research
project is involved, then the document should be retained for 5 years from the last date of funding and
official close-out.
The PI/faculty/employee will also retain copies of any records relating to export controls for their files of all
forms and associated documents during this five (5) year period.
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