Export control - standalone online learning course
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year
Team Researcher Academy

This standalone online course is run by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target audience: Principal Investigators. All staff and research students who are planning to work with, or who are working with international partners.


As a researcher If you are planning any type of international research or collaboration you must understand how to comply with any export licences that apply to the projects you are working on. Failure to comply with this law can result in fines, legal costs or prison sentences of up to 10 years. The Export Control Joint Unit can, and will, hold individuals accountable.

As a Principal Investigator you are responsible for:

  • understanding whether export control applies to any aspect of your project and whether you require a licence.
  • ensuring that you have necessary licences and are complying with export controls. 
  • checking that all members of your research team understand and are complying with the conditions of export licences throughout your project.
  • keeping adequate records of what you have done, and where materials and information are located. 
  • helping to prevent suspected illicit transfers.

This 30 minute module is designed to help you understand why and when your research could fall under export control regulations, and what you need to do if it does. This course covers:

  • Research that could be subject to export controls
  • What to do if your research is subject to export controls
  • UK regulations
  • Case studies.

Work through the course content and complete the quiz at the end. 

You should allow 30 mins to complete the module and associated quiz. You will have to pass the quiz to obtain a digital badge.

Access the course:
You can access the course content by selecting the link below and then following the instructions in Moodle.

Access the Export Control module (link opens in a new window)

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.

Related Courses:

Research Integrity: Comprehensive

Research Integrity: Concise

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk.

Course open throughout the year
Access Moodle
Engage with online materials
Watch and listen to pre-recorded videos
Successfully pass a multiple-choice quiz. quizzes (to be marked as attended)
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