Proposal Management: Approve or Request Changes to a Technology Control Plan (TCP)


After the Export Control Office (ECO) creates and reviews a Technology Control Plan (TCP), they will send an email notification to request signatures. After all Research Personnel and IT Manager(s) have signed, the TCP will go to Unit Reviewers for approval. This procedure contains instructions for Unit Reviewers to Sign the TCP. See Technology Control Plans & Licenses for more information about TCPs.

Signing the TCP

UFA Email Notifiers will receive an email requesting signature. In addition, Dean and Department Chair approval is required, and it can be uploaded if necessary. Signing in eRPM:

  • Records your approval in the Recent Activity list on the UFA Workspace.
  • Once all Units have signed, the TCP is automatically routed for ECO to finalize, and the TCP state changes from Unit Review TCP to Export Control Office Finalizing.


Role: Unit Reviewer > Home Workspace

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Click the link in the email to access the TCP.
    Note If you are not authenticated to the eRPM system, you may need to log in using your uniqname and password.
    If already logged in eRPM, verify the Reviewer role is selected.
  2. Click the UFAs tab.
  3. Click the name of the UFA in the UFAs Ready for Review and Approval list.
  4. Click Display TCP Summary to review the TCP. Or click View UFA Worksheet to open and review the TCP.
  5. If you are ready to approve, click Unit Approve TCP from the Activities menu and continue to step 6.
    If you need to request changes, click Unit Request TCP Changes from the Activities menu, then go to step 9.
  6. If you are the Department Chair, School/College Dean, or Director check the box to attest that you are aware the project involves materials and/or info subject to Export Control Regulations.
  7. If you are NOT the Department Chair, School/College Dean, or Director click Add to upload confirmation of approval.
  8. Click OK.

To Request Changes

  1. Enter Comments describing the requested changes.
  2. Click OK.
    • The TCP state changes to Unit Review – Personnel Making Changes.
    • If personnel submit changes, the TCP state becomes ECO Review Changes. All changes must be reviewed by the ECO to determine if they warrant re-signature by Research Personnel or IT Manager.
    • If personnel decline changes, the TCP state returns to Unit Review.
Last Updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019