Project Specific TCPs
A Technology Control Plan (TCP) is required for all research involving data, material, or technology controlled by the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or otherwise falls outside the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) due to contract restrictions including publication or foreign national restrictions. The TCP shall include a physical and information security plan, personnel screening procedures and a process for carrying out the research in a controlled environment.
All TCPs are developed by the Office or Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) and Research Security (RS). To assist in the preparation of your TCP, the following document will need to be completed by the PI and returned to ORIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Foreign Nationals may not work on project ineligible for FRE without an export license. Additionally, students (including US citizens) may not work on any project ineligible for the Fundamental Research Exclusion for their thesis or dissertations.
Export Training must be completed by every individual on a project with a TCP – including PI & students — before working on the project or being charged to the project. Training sessions are offered monthly and fill up quickly. You and your team members are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. The link to register for a training session is http://training.osp.gatech.edu/. Annual refresher training will also be requiring throughout the life of the project.
All members of the research team will be required to read, understand, and sign the TCP before funds will be released and before anyone can work on, or be paid on, the project. Additionally, the business manager and department chair will be required to sign the TCP.
GTRI Master TCP
We are pleased to announce that the “GTRI Master Technology Control Plan” (GTRI Master TCP) has been developed. The purpose of this GTRI Master TCP is to control the dissemination of Export Controlled (EC) information and other Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) being utilized during the performance of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) projects. This TCP shall be used exclusively for projects with GTRI-only personnel and when there is no expectation of exporting data, technology, equipment, information or materials to a foreign person, company or government.
This Master TCP shall not be used in certain circumstances. A project specific TCP will be required if any of the following conditions exist:
- Projects that require the use of Non-US Persons
- Projects that require the use of Students (including US citizens) for thesis or dissertation
- Projects that involve collaborative projects with main campus Resident Instruction facilities or labs (i.e. non-GTRI labs and participants)
Note: Projects that will export or share any export controlled information, technology, data, equipment or materials or services outside the USA – even to a US Military installation abroad – require a license or exemption. Please contact the Export Control staff in the Office of Resarch Integrity Assurance for licensing and/or exemptions prior to shipment. Please plan well ahead as some shipments, licenses or exemptions may require a significant lead time.
All projects with TCPs require annual Export Control training as described in the GTRI Master TCP.
Once you have had a chance to read the attached TCP please sign the last page (Attachment A) and return via email to Ray Kangas in GTRI RSD.