Research by higher education institutions
- The Charity Commission
- Part of:
- Schools, colleges and universities: Charity Commission and Your charity's work
- 1 June 2009
- Applies to:
- England and Wales
When undertaking research will further a main charitable aim.
Ref: Research by Higher Education Institution - PDF PDF, 458KB
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This guidance is for:
- charity trustees of higher education institutions (HEIs)
- staff at HEIs involved in arranging or managing research
- commercial organisations that fund research at HEIs
- government departments involved in funding or regulating the activities of HEIs
- how charitable status and public benefit affect HEI research
- when research will, and will not, be charitable
- what are private benefits, and when they are acceptable in furtherance of a main charitable aim
- how HEIs can benefit from non-charitable research
- where to find further guidance
Published: 1 June 2009