How do I Complete the Activity Questionnaire?
Access the activity questionnaire. You will be asked a series of five (5) questions that will take a few minutes to complete. Please ensure you SAVE a copy of your Questionnaire results.
Are my goods or technology controlled?
You will need to perform a key word search using the Online DSGL tool to identify if your research contains “controlled” goods or technology.
Are there any countries I cannot export to?
There is no specific list of countries that you cannot export to, however there are countries with Sanctions imposed that you need to be aware of and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has extensive country information on their website.
I am a HDR Student does Defence Export Controls apply to me?
Whether you are a staff member or student of the University, Defence Export Controls do apply but only if the goods or technology are “controlled” and listed on the DSGL. Go to the Do I need Approval? Webpage to find out if Defence Trade Controls applies to your research activities.
Do not forget that if you undertake research without a permit that is in fact controlled goods or technology you are personally liable and the University takes no responsibility for this in accordance with the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012.
What is the difference between “Supply” and “Publication”?
To identify whether your research activity constitutes “supply” or “publication” you need to ask yourself the question: “Will there be DSGL technology made available in the public domain?”
If the answer is YES and you are placing the DSGL technology is being placed in the public domain, for example via a journal or website and there are no access restrictions (pay for view is not considered a restriction) then it is a PUBLICATION and a permit IS NOT required.
If the DSGL Technology is controlled or restricted to particular users or groups, it has not been placed 'in the public domain' for example, a closed conference where only members from a select organisation or group can access the conference papers, or a website or database requiring a login and password to access the information and only a select group can login then this constitutes SUPPLY and a permit IS required.
Do I need a permit to publish a scientific paper overseas describing my research which involves DSGL Technology?
Part 1 DSGL technology, that is not already available in the public domain will require a permit to send the paper overseas to the publisher.
Part 2 DSGL technology does not require a permit as this is considered to be a pre-publication activity and is exempt.
Do I need a permit to (i) present a paper at an overseas conference and (ii) use PowerPoint slides that contain DSGL Technology?
To present at the conference does not require a permit. A permit is needed to ‘supply’ the slides from Australia to the overseas conference organisers including if transporting these via hard copy, USB or on your laptop. If there is a paper with the presentation a permit may be required but this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis as it depends upon the method used to distribute the paper.
I have a graduate student working in my research group who is from overseas. Do I need a permit for them to access the DSGL technology that we are using?
A permit is not required as long as the supply and DSGL technology does not leave Australia.
I am part of a project collaboration that has researchers from overseas and other Australian Universities. I am not the Project Leader. Do I need to do anything if I need to send goods or technology that is on the DSGL overseas as part of this project?
You will need to obtain a copy of the permit that the Project Leader should lodge to cover the DSGL work being undertaken. In addition you need to ensure that you have been named as a Co-Collaborator on the permit before sending any goods or technology to your overseas counterparts.