If you intend to:
send certain items to certain foreign persons, institutions, or countries, or
travel to certain foreign institutions or countries, or
enter into business agreements with certain foreign entities, or
invite certain foreign persons to visit the university,
... then you may need a license from a government agency.
Certain means being on one of the lists maintained by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, or the Department of the Treasury.
The lists should be consulted before taking any actions or committing university funds involving foreign persons, entities, or countries.
The Office of Research Compliance can assist faculty and staff in checking the lists. Contact us at email@example.com.