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MPFI Export Policy

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience 

Export Compliance Policy Statement 

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations governing exports and ensuring such compliance is consistent with the Institute’s open academic environment that fosters intellectual creativity, freedom to carry out research in an unrestricted manner, and the open dissemination of research results.

MPFI is a fundamental neuroscience research facility and the results of the research are published and shared within the scientific community, and are not restricted for proprietary or national security reasons.

Fundamental research is defined as “basic and applied research in science and engineering where the resulting information is ordinarily published and shared broadly within the scientific community, as distinguished from research, the results of which are restricted for proprietary reasons or specific US Government access and dissemination controls.”

Any development and production of technology for export-controlled items currently maintained by MPFI is “published” per Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Part 734.7 and therefore not subject to the EAR.

The Fundamental Research Exclusion provides that the information and software (except certain encryption source code) that result from fundamental research are outside the scope of EAR- or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-controlled technical data, and may be disclosed to non-US persons without specific US Government authorization.