Compliance FAQs

I'm not sure if my project involves human subject research. Who can give me the definitive answer?

The staff of the Office of Research Compliance can provide that determination. Their website is www.orc.msstate.edu.

What is FCOI?

What is export control and why is it important to me?

Federal laws and regulations that restrict the flow of certain materials, devices and technical information related to such materials and devices outside the United States or to foreign persons in the United States.

Knowledge of export regulations may be important if you:

  • Send data, technology, intellectual property or tangible items (ex: equipment) out of the country
  • Employ non-U.S. citizens in your laboratory
  • Work with embargoed countries such as Cuba, Iran, Sudan or Syria.

The University's export control website is ors.msstate.edu. If, as a part of a sponsored project, you intend to transmit or ship anything outside the U.S. or if you anticipate performing non-fundamental research with non-U.S. citizens, please let Office of Sponsored Projects know. OSP will notify the Office of Research Security, which will review the export related aspects of your project for compliance with federal laws and regulations.