Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
For the following request please use these definitions:
- ‘COVID-19 related research grants’ are defined as any grant from the DHSC that has been given to an organisation, individual, or entity in order to develop the diagnostics, therapeutics or other health technologies that can be used to diagnose, treat, manage, predict, or prevent COVID-19. This includes vaccine manufacturing scale up support.
- ‘Health technologies’ are defined by the WHO as ‘the application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of medicines, medical devices, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.’2
- ‘Non-exclusive licence’ is defined as a licence that grants the licensee the right to use the intellectual property, but means that the licensor remains free to exploit the same intellectual property and to allow any number of other licensees to also exploit the same intellectual property¹. Other possible terms may include sublicensable.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with information on the following:
For all COVID-19 related research grants given in the period 1 January 2020-date of filing (14.07.22), please answer the following:
1. The title of the grant
2. The amount of money given in pounds sterling
3. The organisation the grant was made to
4. The name of the awardee
5. Whether the terms of the grant included any mention of downstream intellectual property rights, and if mentioned;
a. What this entailed, particularly if non-exclusive licences or technology transfer were mentioned.
Please provide this information in an excel spreadsheet format.
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Dear Ms McCormick,
Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1411923).
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care
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