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Restricted Research Training Links

During Restricted Research Training, a variety of information is provided, this page serves as a single source for all of the supplemental information mentioned in this training. If you have not attended restricted research training and need to sign up, you can do so here
TCP Review Page- This system allows you to login with your university PID and see which projects you are on, your current training status, and whether or not your Attachment A has been submitted.  From this page, you can also download a current copy of the TCP and an Attachment A template.
Attachment A Completion Instructions - In order to accurately complete the Attachment A, please reference these instructions.  
TCP Security Guidelines- To successfully complete the Technology Control Plan and the Attachment A, you will need to follow the guidelines outlined in this document.  
Graduate School MOU Process
If theses/dissertation students are involved in restricted research, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the appropriate stakeholders is required, which is designed to protect the students in their academic process.  
You can use the following contact for more information or reference the documents included below:
Janice E Austin
Director of Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress
Dean - Graduate School (0325)
COMPASS ServerOESRC has established a secure server for both internal communications and access by your sponsors to retrieve electronic deliverables.  To request access for your project/personnel, view this page. For any assistance, contact
Using Email with Restricted Research-Virginia Tech Google Apps for Education Accounts and personal email accounts are NOT authorized to transmit (send or receive) export controlled technical data or controlled unclassified information. All university email uses Google Apps for Education in the background, so if the use of email is necessary you will need to request a Microsoft Exchange account with special routing by emailing exporthelp@vt.eduEmails of technical data must be encrypted (PGP, VT Soft Certificate, etc.), and if you are no longer working on project or leaving University, OESRC will assist you in de-provisioning your Exchange account – send email request to 
System Security Plans- Projects with the DFARS 252.204-7012 contract clause require a system security plan.  Your Department IT Administrator will be able to assist you in completing this process. 
Technical Instructions- Instructions on the use of encryption and sanitization tools are located on this page.
Temporary Export (TMP) CertificationAll international travelers who are temporarily exporting university property (commodities, software, or technology) are required to complete a Temporary Export (TMP) Certification.  This link and additional information about temporary exports is included in the travel advisory.  International travelers hand carrying university equipment for permanent export should contact
Loaner Laptops-To avoid any potential issues of data leaving the United States or contracting malicious software on your regular workstation, OESRC will loan you a clean laptop for the duration of your travel.  Please submit this form make this request.  An OESRC representative will contact you to understand your computing needs while on travel, set up the computer for you, and arrange a meeting to deliver the hardware.  If you have reason to believe the computer you take with you (whether your workstation or the OESRC-loaner) has been compromised, please contact OESRC immediately.  For other travel advice, please see current FBI travel guidance at Best Practices for Academics Traveling Overseas.
Policies and Procedures- All university polices and procedures relating to the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance can be found here.
Contact Information- Contact information for OESRC, its units, and staff can be found here.