From which government, NGO or Private companies do universities receive funding’ for research?

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of St Andrews,

I am writing you for a Request of information, under the Freedom of Information Act of Scotland 2002 (FOIA) on the following topics: “From which government authorities, NGO or Private companies do universities receive funding’ for research?”, a research based on information of public interest, for journalism purposes.

Can you provide information to the following questions?
1) What is the total amount that the university received in funds for research, industrial consultancy fees and/or funded researches from government, NGO or private companies in the last five financial years (from 2013 till 2017)? The information should be broken down by organization or company name, year per year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), in a CSV format, if possible.
2) A portfolio statement for the funds the university has investments in. If you do not have a copy of it, can you provide a list of funds and corresponding management companies? Details should be broken down year by year, for the last financial years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), provided in a CSV format, if possible.
3) Can you provide details of research projects (such as executive summary and details of reports’ publication, university department and researchers’ names) of projects whose funds exceed £50,000, in the same period of time (2013-2017)?

Yours faithfully,

Santino Pani

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Pani,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relating to funding received by the
University for research.

 

Before I proceed to process your enquiry I would be grateful for
confirmation of the reporting period you would like covered by your
enquiry.  The University's financial year runs from 1 August to 31 July. 
I note that you are seeking information for the last five financial years 
- can you confirm which of the following reporting periods best meets your
requirements:

 

·         Last five completed financial years i.e. 2012/13 to 2016/17; or

·         2013/14 to 2017/18 to date.

 

This request for additional information is made under Section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Please note that under
Section 10(1)(b) of the Act, the University has 20 working days after
receipt of the additional information by the University in which to comply
with your request. 

 

Your request will therefore be held pending until I hear from you further.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr June,

Thank you for response. I need the last five financial years of which you have full data:
2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17.

It would be useful if you could also provide details of the year 2017-2018, as provvisonal data (not as financial year, as I suppose you don't have complete details of that)

Thank you,

Santino Pani

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Pani,

 

Thank you for clarifying your request for information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 received on 9 February, 2018 in relation
to research funding.

The University will endeavour to respond to your request as quickly as
possible. In any event you will receive a response within the time set for
compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 9 March, 2018.

 

It may prove necessary for the University to seek further clarification
from you, to assist it in identifying and locating the information
requested. If this is the case either I or one of my colleagues will write
to you in this respect. If clarification is required we will seek this at
the earliest opportunity.

 

In the meantime, should you have any questions about your information
request please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please quote Ref number
32-18 in any future correspondence in this connection.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Pani,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Mrs June,

Thank you very much for your response, it seems it respond to everything. However, regarding the question 2, examining the link you provided, there is a mistake in the link for the fund investment list for the year 2013. It sends back to the year 2016. (whilts the report of Financial Statement, for the same year, is correct)

Can you provide me the right file ?

Yours sincerely,

Santino Pani

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Pani,

I acknowledge receipt of your latest communication dated 9 March, 2018 and am sorry to learn that there appears to be a problem with our website. Can you bear with us while I liaise with the relevant department to get this rectified.

I am grateful to you for bringing this to our attention and I will be back in touch to confirm the position.

Regards

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Pani,

I refer to your previous email communication advising of a problem with the link on our website to the Investment list for 2013. I can confirm that this has been rectified and you should now be able to access the information from our website at: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/money... .

I trust you find this to be in order.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Mrs June,

Thank you very much for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Santino Pani