On September 19, 2016, Matthew Goldstein of GOLDSTEIN PLLC spoke on the topic of fundamental research at the University Export Controls Seminar Program hosted by the Export Compliance Institute at Ohio State University. The discussion focused on the three primary research phases with export control implications, lack of clarity resulting from changes made as part of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative, and steps that universities and private industry can take to comply with export control regulations impacting fundamental research.