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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