Research and Financial Relationships with the Arms Trade

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Dear Anglia Ruskin University,

I am writing to request information on the research and financial relationships the university holds in the following companies: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, GKN, Cobham, Elbit Systems, Leonardo, L3 Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Thales, Boeing, General Dynamics, Airbus, United Technologies, Babcock International, Serco, Meggitt, AirTanker, Chemring and Ultra Electronics and any other arms companies.

Additionally, I am writing to request information on the contracts the university holds with the Ministry of Defence and equivalent bodies and armed forces of other countries.

Please include the following information:

1) For each of the above companies/bodies please list all the projects, industrial consultancy and industrial research that the university has received funding for over the past four academic years; 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Details should be broken down by each university department, showing the company or government body who have provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of the project/research, and total funding of each project/research year-by-year for the past four academic years. Lastly, please list all external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the projects/research identified.

2) Does the university have, or is it working towards, an ethical research policy that excludes, or could exclude, the companies listed above?

Please provide the information in a machine readable form and spell out all acronyms.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Poyner

Barlow, Jackie, Anglia Ruskin University

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The University has a Research Ethics Policy which was approved by the Board of Governors which deals with the ethics approval requirements for research proposals. This is attached.

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