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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the University’s central office responsible for supporting and advancing the University’s research mission by providing leadership and expertise in research administration. Under the Research Compliance Program, OSP works closely with the Export Compliance Office to identify and address export control issues related to the research performed at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for:

  • Reviewing terms of sponsored program agreements and other non-monetary agreements to identify restrictions on publication and dissemination of research results and negotiate out such restrictions.
  • Aiding Principal Investigators in identifying potential export control issues in sponsored research agreements.
  • Communicating identified potential export control issues to the Export Compliance Office and affected Principal Investigators.
  • Informing the Export Compliance Office about changes in awards or project scope that necessitate additional export compliance reviews.

In order to better assist with these efforts, the Export Compliance office has published information on the types of projects or other funding opportunities that may require additional security controls and may include information sharing restrictions if awarded to UNC-Chapel Hill researchers. Please review the Export Compliance Guidance Document for Sponsored Research for additional information.

If you have any questions concerning sponsored research or the UNC Research Compliance Program, please contact