UEA only accepts funding for research and innovation activities that is from legal activities; will only to be used for legal actions by University staff or students; where funder goals and values are consistent with those of UEA as a charitable organisation; where academic freedom, impartial or independent research, scholarship, training and teaching are safeguarded; do not generate unacceptable real or perceived conflicts of interest; is consistent with UEA’s relationship with other donors, research funders, partners or students; and which generates intellectual, reputational or financial value that is greater than the cost of administering the funding.
UEA undertakes research, whether on its own or with third parties, that is consistent with UEA’s goals; meets UEA’s good practice guidelines of honesty, integrity, openness and accountability; does not expose UEA staff, students or participants in UEA’s research, or third parties, to any unacceptable risk; is consistent with UEA’s relationship with staff, students, partners, research funders or donors; and does not generate unacceptable real or perceived conflicts of interest.
Whilst UEA wishes to secure a range of funding sources, it is UEA policy not to accept or approve funding or activities that it judges to be inconsistent with these principles. Any decisions made are taken in good faith. At any time, UEA can review and reconsider previous decisions relating to the acceptance of funding or approval of activities if subsequent events, legislative changes or the subsequent availability of additional information requires it.