Training

Training will be provided to researchers in relevant Colleges, Centres and Institutes. Tailored training sessions can also be delivered to affected research groups upon request – please contact the Ethics Officer or Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity to arrange this.

A brief introduction to export control will be presented at the annual Research Integrity training seminars.

 


Scenarios

The Defence Export Controls (DEC) agency have a list of scenarios on their website that provide practical examples of when an export permit is or is not required.

 

Thesis and Publication Scenarios

 

Scenario 1

I have written a thesis which is about technology that is listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). Am I allowed to send a copy of the thesis to an overseas reviewer?

This scenario has three possible outcomes:

1. The thesis is about goods/technology from Part 1 of the DSGL (military use)

If the thesis contains Part 1 (military) DSGL technology, a permit is required to send a copy of the thesis to an overseas reviewer.

2. The thesis is about goods/technology from Part 2 of the DSGL (dual-use) AND will be made available in the University repository without access restrictions (open access) once it has been reviewed and accepted.

If the thesis will be made publicly available online (open access) AND it is from Part 2 of the DSGL (dual-use), then sending the thesis to a reviewer is considered to be a pre-publication activity, which is exempt and does not require a permit.


3. The thesis is about goods/technology from Part 2 of the DSGL (dual-use), but public access to the thesis will be restricted or embargoed once it has been reviewed and accepted.

If the thesis will not be made publicly available online once it is accepted (e.g. because of intellectual property or publication considerations), then a permit is required to send it overseas for review.

 

Scenario 2

My supervisor wants me to publish my research, and the publication contains information about goods/technology that are on the DSGL. Is this allowed?

This scenario has two possible outcomes:


 

1. The publication is about goods/technology from Part 1 of the DSGL (military use)

If the publication includes Part 1 DSGL (military) technology that has not already been published in the public domain, then you will require approval from the Defence Export Controls office before submitting drafts to any publisher.


 

 2The publication is about goods/technology from Part 2 of the DSGL (dual-use)

If the publication includes only dual-use goods/technology from Part 2 of the DSGL then you can submit the paper to a publisher and have the article/book published without a permit.

 

Scenario 3

My thesis/publication is about goods/technology listed in the DSGL. I want to make details about my thesis/publication (e.g. title, abstract) available online, but will not be posting any of the content (including any draft copies). Is this allowed?

Simply mentioning the DSGL item does not make it a controlled activity. You can share basic information about your thesis/publication online, provided that you do not provide the necessary information to allow another person to develop, produce or use controlled technologies.