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.
||Policy approved 28/11/2012
Policy takes effect 12/12/2012
Policy is due for review (up to 5 years) 12/2017
||Director, Research Innovation Office
||All staff, all students and any other persons undertaking research on behalf of the University
||Policy on Research Funding by the Tobacco Industry
The objective of this Policy is to ensure that the University does not seek or accept funding for research from the Tobacco Industry.
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.
- Tobacco Industry
- means individuals, divisions of corporations and other entities that primarily manufacture, market or advocate the use of tobacco products.
- 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.
8. Version control and change history