UAB is committed to conducting its affairs in ways that promote mutual trust and public confidence. All members of the UAB community are expected to sustain the highest ethical standards in all activities and interactions and to integrate UAB values of integrity, respect, service, and collaboration into teaching, research, patient care, and business services. 

Renamed in 2010, the University Compliance Office manages UAB's Compliance Program, which serves as the framework for identifying areas of risk, addressing concerns, and measuring results. Specific benefits of UAB's Compliance Program include:

  • Enhancing coordination, consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness by providing an institutional perspective of the University's specific compliance assurance activities
  • Reducing risks of non-compliance, as well as potential penalties, by meeting the Federal Sentencing Guidelines' criteria for an effective compliance program
  • Providing continuous management advisory services and support regarding compliance assurance activities, using a risk-based approach
  • Providing a consolidated resource for compliance information and guidance for the UAB community
  • Conducting compliance reviews and recommending plans for improving internal controls, like policies, procedures, processes, or actions
  • Supporting the UAB Ethics Hotline for the reporting of ethical concerns


University Compliance Office staff are eager to help departments, programs, and other community members enhance UAB's strong ethical culture. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you reach your goals.


Welcome to UAB's Export Control Website.

To protect national security and foreign policy interests, the United States has enacted certain laws regulating exports.  Export control refers to the federal rules and regulations that govern how certain items, technologies, and information can be shipped, transmitted, or transferred outside the United States or with foreign nationals (non-US citizens) within the United States, including here at UAB.   Some scholarly, research, and operational activities conducted at UAB and collaborations or work abroad are impacted by these laws and regulations. This website is intended to provide you with the information you need to help ensure that all university activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing export controls.

Export control issues can be complicated and confusing. It is very important to understand that these laws apply to YOU as an individual as much as they apply to the University.  As such, violations can lead to very serious penalties for both YOU and the University.  It is necessary to know about your legal obligations to help avoid an inadvertent violation since some of the penalties are criminal in nature and lack of knowledge or intent is not a defense.

The tools and materials provided here are to assist you in understanding how export control regulations affect your work and the steps you must take to address them.  If you have any questions about the material presented here, please contact us.

We are here to support your efforts in keeping ethics at the heart of what we do at UAB.