Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Export Control Regulations

The federal definition of export controls is U.S. federal government laws and regulations that require federal agency approval before the export of controlled items, commodities, technology, software or information to restricted foreign countries, persons and entities (including universities).

USM H1-B Visa Worksheet and Certification (pdf)

ECR Resources:

ECR Training:

US Export Control RegulationsTraining (external link)

1) Please affiliate with the University of Maine System;

2) When asked to select curriculum, please answer "Export Controls";

3) Please use the visual guides provided below for reference;

New User -  ECR CITI Quick Visual Guide (pdf)

Return User - ECR CITI Quick Visual Guide (pdf)

Use of Drones:

This notice is to alert you that a recent change under U.S. Export Control Regulations may impact users of DJI drones. Effective December 18th 2020, DJI was added to the Entity List and will no longer be permitted to receive US exports controlled under the Commerce Department's Export Administration Regulations without a license. The key impact to users of DJI drones is that interaction with, or export to, DJI may require an export license. Therefore, any planned interaction with DJI needs prior review and approval by the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO), including any customer service or repair calls. Users should also review their DJI drone settings to ensure the drone is not set by default to send data to DJI (this export of data to DJI servers could potentially result in a significant fine, up to $1,000,000 per violation).

While this regulatory change does not prevent DJI drones from being sold and purchased in the U.S., and USM personnel who use DJI products are not required to discard them at this time, it is important for users to be aware of this significant regulatory change and work closely with the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach before interacting with, or exporting items or data to, DJI.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us at

UMS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guidance (pdf)

  • If someone has technical questions: Dan LeClaire
  • If someone has marketing questions: they should talk to their campus marketing or Public Information Office
  • If someone has security / police related questions: USM campus police, non-emergency 780-5211
  • If someone has occupational safety related items: USM Safety Management, 581-4088
  • If someone has liability / risk / licensure questions: USM Risk Management, 228-8279
  • If someone has document concerns they can send them to, but they need to be aware that licensure has become more standardized and exemptions have been curtailed. - technical detail - Dan LeClaire would be able to explain it.