International Traveler Laptop Loaner Program – Reserving Equipment

  • Loaner devices must be reserved at least two weeks before your departure. To check availability and reserve a laptop, please go to the URI International Travel Laptop Loaner Reservation Request , complete the reservation request and submit to URI Information Technology (IT)
  • Your request will be reviewed by IT and the URI Export Control Officer. There are a limited number of devices available.

–In case of conflict, priority will be given to individuals traveling to higher risk countries and/or those whose areas of research or technology pose higher risk of loss.

  • Higher Intellectual Property risk countries include Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, Columbia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela, per the 2018 US Trade Representative’s IP Watch List.
  • OFAC sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan) are also high risk countries and travelers may need an export license to bring a laptop to any of these countries. Contact the Export Control Officer for assistance.
  • High risk research and technology areas include but are not limited to military and dual use technologies such as marine and undersea telecommunications, navigation/avionics, robotic, autonomous and remotely operated vehicles/drones, targeting and stealth, data networking and encryption, medical and pharmaceutical, manufacturing and prototyping, security (Intellectual Property and physical), sensors and lasers, microorganisms, chemicals and satellite and spacecraft systems.
  • If not approved for a loaner, the URI IT Service Desk may be able to assist you to prepare your laptop for your trip. Contact the URI Help Desk at 401 874-4357 for information.
  • If approved, you will receive a confirmation and instructions as well as a proposed date to pick up your device from RamTech. Please allow at least ½ hour for final setup once you arrive.
  • RamTech will prepare your loaner laptop and coordinate your email address, etc…
  • Once you begin your trip, please advise your RamTech contact of any technical issues and/or delays in your schedule.
  • The loaned laptop must be returned the first business day after travel is completed, which will be scheduled with the user at the time the device is loaned