Funding from the Tobacco Industry

Funding from the Tobacco Industry

SUMMARY

The Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy establishes Macquarie University's principle that it will not accept funding and other forms of support from the Tobacco Industry.

POLICY

1     PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to state that the University will not accept funding and other forms of support from the Tobacco Industry.

2     BACKGROUND

Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Many research granting agencies, including the Cancer Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council, prohibit awarding of funds to institutions that receive funding from the Tobacco Industry.

3     SCOPE

This policy applies to all staff, contractors, students, visiting academics, volunteers and other personnel of the University.

4     DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply for the purpose of this Policy:

Tobacco Industry means individuals, corporations and their related entities and other entities that primarily manufacture, distribute, promote or market tobacco and related products.

University means Macquarie University and its controlled entities.

5     POLICY STATEMENT

The University will not seek or knowingly accept funding or other forms of support, other than via government levies, charges and taxes, from the Tobacco Industry or from any agencies or foundations primarily funded by the Tobacco Industry, or agents known to be acting on their behalf.

6     RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Nil

7     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

The Donations and Fundraising Policy

8     NOTES

8.1Contact OfficerManager, Research Policy and Contracts
8.2Implementation OfficerManager, Research Policy and Contracts
8.3Approval Authority / AuthoritiesEndorsed by Executive Group and approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
8.4Date Approved1 December 2016
8.5Date of Commencement1 December 2016
8.6Date for ReviewDecember 2019
8.7Documents Superseded by this PolicyNil
8.8Amendment HistoryNil
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