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Restricted Party Screening (RPS)

Learn about Restricted Party Screening (RPS).

Working with Restricted Entities

The U.S. government restricts collaborating with or shipping to certain individuals or organizations. These restricted entities include terrorists, weapons proliferators, and denied or debarred parties. Certain transactions with restricted entities are prohibited, require an export license or require further review.

UCSD uses Restricted Party Screening (RPS) on, escalation and export license reviews to ensure compliance with federal export control regulations.

RPS Required for:

  • Foreign collaborations (including visitors, visiting scholars or visiting grad students)
  • Awards or agreements with foreign entities
  • International shipments
  • Paying foreign persons or entities (for purchases, travel, reimbursement, etc.)

If an export license is required it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to have it approved by the US government and must be in place prior to the export. Noncompliance with the export regulations can result in penalties of $250,000 to $1 million per violation.


Central and Departmental Administration: Perform restricted party screening and escalate hits to Export Control for review

Export Control: Review escalations and determine if a license or technology control plan is needed or if no further action is required


Download the RPS Guide (PDF) to learn how to sign up for the RPS tool used by UC and instructions for using it.


Restricted party screening training is available via UC Learning.

For more information, please email Export Control or call (858) 246-3300.