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OFAC, Patriot Act and ITAR Regulations and Research: Balancing Homeland Security with Scientifc Communication.

Following the events of September 11, balancing the need for national security while maintaining open scientific communication has become a topic of significant import. Awareness of issues related to access to information and scientific materials, citizenship restrictions and other sponsorship controls, regulations related to export controls, and anti-terrorism legislation have increased.

VCR Robert Peccei issued a memo on April 03, 2002 to Deans, Directors, Chairs, and Faculty regarding this subject. An update to the memo was issued on November 11, 2002.