The University of Bath has procedures in place to manage research funding and is committed to ensuring its research is conducted in line with the code on Academic freedom and corresponding responsibilities and the code of good practice in research integrity.
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) upholds these standards and works with the University’s Research & Innovation Services to ensure that grant agreements are screened to preserve academic freedom. Through these routes, the University and TCRG work collectively to uphold the highest standards of research integrity. These include a commitment to transparency and ensuring that those funding TCRG’s research play no role in that research.
In addition, TCRG does not accept funding from tobacco companies or other commercial organisations whose interests are not aligned with improved public health.
You can find full details of our current research projects and funders on our website. All published reports and papers include details of who funded the research.