Research Support: Export Control with John Craddock

John Craddock joined the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) staff, under the auspices of the Vice President for Research, with the goal of proactively streamlining compliance for UK investigators seeking funding that may be regulated by export control laws.

Craddock has worked as a principal investigator at the Center for Applied Energy Research on several export controlled projects, where he developed protocols to remain in compliance with U.S. export control laws.

Craddock explains the importance of his new role: “I think there’s a stigma that comes with export controlled research, in that it’s scary or dangerous. It’s really not, and we want to get that message out because there’s a lot of DoD, NASA funding out there. Having been in this area for eight years now, there are a lot of opportunities to bring in new and novel research and utilize the facilities and staff we have here at UK. I think it will open up doors towards funding that investigators may not have pursued in the past because now they can feel confident and comfortable that we have a plan in place to comply.”

U.S. export control laws and regulations exist to maintain national security and protect U.S. economic vitality. These regulations control the shipment of both tangible items and technical data outside the country, and prohibit access to export-controlled technical data, materials or equipment to non-U.S. persons within the United States, known as a deemed export.

Listen to the podcast to learn what types of research fall under export control, how to protect research by developing a Technology Control Plan (TCP), and how Craddock can help investigators.