Governance

Policies and procedures

Policy No.
UP07/1
Function
Research
Authoring Organisational Unit
Office of Research Enterprise - Central Unit
Date Approved
25/04/1994
Next Review Date
01/08/2018
Approving Body
Senate

The University of Western Australia

University Policy on: Funding from the Tobacco Industry

Purpose of the policy and summary of issues it addresses:

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the University and its activities are disassociated from the Tobacco Industry while allowing an element of discretion to take account of the diversification of many companies that have an involvement with the Tobacco Industry.

Definitions:

For the purpose of this policy and any related procedures,

the University means The University of Western Australia

Vice-Chancellor means the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia

Tobacco Industry includes, but is not limited to, the Australian Tobacco Research Foundation, the Rothmans Foundation and the Tobacco Research and Development Council.

Policy statement:

1.1 Direct funding from the Tobacco Industry is not accepted by the University for any purpose.

1.2 Direct funding from business units of companies involved in the Tobacco Industry is not accepted if, in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor (or delegate):

  • the unit is engaged directly in the production, manufacture, distribution, promotion or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products as its primary business; or
  • acceptance of the funding involves any promotion or advertising that can be construed to support the tobacco industry or the tobacco lobby and its activities.

1.3 Acceptance of funding from business units of companies involved in the tobacco industry is possible if, in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor (or delegate):

  • the primary business of the donor unit is unrelated to the tobacco industry; and
  • acceptance of the funding cannot be construed to support the tobacco industry or the tobacco lobby and its activities.

Related forms: (Link)

TRIM File No:

F53841

Contact position:

Associate Director, Research Grants and Finance

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