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Research Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy

Abstract

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that the University does not seek or accept funding for research from the Tobacco Industry.

The Research Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy is also available as a PDF document.

Dates Policy approved 28/11/2012
Policy takes effect 12/12/2012
Policy is due for review (up to 5 years) 12/2017
Approved by Council
Meeting 12/6
Resolution COU/12-6/115.7
Implementation Officer Director, Research Innovation Office
Relevant to All staff, all students and any other persons undertaking research on behalf of the University
Related documents
Legislation
File number 12/1468
Superseded documents Policy on Research Funding by the Tobacco Industry
Review notes

Contents

1. Purpose

The objective of this Policy is to ensure that the University does not seek or accept funding for research from the Tobacco Industry.

2. Scope

This Policy applies to all staff, including contractors, consultants, casual employees, other appointees such as emeritus and adjunct professors, visiting and honorary appointees, and to all students. The Policy also applies to conjoint appointees and any other persons undertaking research on behalf of the University.

3. Definitions

Tobacco Industry
means individuals, divisions of corporations and other entities that primarily manufacture, market or advocate the use of tobacco products.
University
means the University of Technology, Sydney.

4. Policy principles

The University recognises the extensive body of scientific evidence that smoking tobacco is harmful to human health. Consequently, the University will not seek or accept research funding from the Tobacco Industry.

5. Policy statement

5.1 Seeking research funding

The University will not seek or accept research funding from the Tobacco Industry through competitive grants, scholarships, fellowships, collaborative and contract research, donations or the licensing or sale of research-generated intellectual property.

6. Roles and responsibilities

Accountable Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) will review and determine the application of this Policy to specific research funding proposals where necessary.

Implementation Officer: Director, Research and Innovation Office

Research and Research Training Committee: will review the implementation of the Policy and identify to the Accountable Officer the need for any changes.

7. Acknowledgments

No acknowledgments.

8. Version control and change history

Date Version Approved by Amendment
28/11/2012 1 Council, COU/12-6/115.7 New