The Laboratory’s export control program is managed with the Office of Laboratory Counsel.
Export regulations apply to all Lab activities which may involve the exchange of technology or assistance (in whatever form) with foreign entities wherever located (U.S. or abroad).
There are some notable but limited exceptions like publicly available information and the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE) . Although the FRE provides significant protection from export regulations for those conducting basic and applied fundamental research intended for publication, it is a narrow exclusion which only applies to research results in technical data form (e.g. software and reports).
Any proprietary information and all tangible items required to perform the research (e.g. samples) or which represent the outputs of the research (e.g. prototypes) do not benefit from the FRE. Also, the Lab engages in activities other than research, including those necessary and incidental to the operation of any large organization, for which the FRE does not apply.
The Export Control home page is can be found here.