The Dual-Use Unit, established by the University of Liège, supports academic and research activities to comply with EU legislation on dual-use items trade, aiming at avoiding any misuse of research.
The Dual-Use Unit has updated its interactive verification process, available at both http://www.esu.ulg.ac.be/49/app.phpb and https://www.recherche.uliege.be/cms/c_11374378/fr/dual-use (to access the dedicated ULiège webpage, only available in French).
Specifically, the updated tool aims at helping researchers and academics to understand whether their research activity involves the transfer of dual-use items.
In sensitive cases, the tool will automatically redirect the user to full-fill a form which will be evaluated by the Dual-Use Unit.
In case an authorisation is considered necessary, the Dual-Use Unit will assist the researcher in asking the competent authorities for it.Among the updates of the interactive verification process appear:
- a clear and user-friendly interface;
- specific definitions provided and easily available on click;
- provision of ad hoc documents to be consulted and easily available on click;
- automatic redirection to the form and submission on a click.