Dear Lancaster 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.
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Dear Ms Poyner,
I write further to your Freedom of Information request I.D. 2204 and give
our response below.
1) 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.
Please see the table below.
Funding Awarded £000
FY - FY - FY - FY -
DEPARTMENT FUNDER Project title* Start date End date 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17
Computing & Airbus Group Control System:
Communications Limited Ben Paske 01/10/2013 31/03/2017 22
: Design of
Systems from a
Computing & Airbus Group People
Communications Limited Perspective 01/03/2017 28/02/2021 27
Politics, BAE Systems
Philosophy and (Operations) Threat Group
Religion Limited Case Studies 01/11/2013 15/03/2014 12
BAE Systems on Unconscious
(Operations) Judgements of
Psychology Limited Trustworthiness 01/02/2014 31/01/2015 94
Psychology Limited Footprints 18/07/2016 17/07/2018 194
Defence active imaging
Science & through clouds
Technology in the eSWIR
Laboratory and MWIR
Physics (DSTL) spectral ranges 01/11/2016 30/04/2017 56
Science & Localization
Technology and Distributed
Computing & Laboratory Control of UAV
Communications (DSTL) Swarms 03/01/2017 30/06/2017 81
Leonardo MW infrared
Physics ltd detectors 01/10/2014 31/03/2018 24
Office of interaction and
Linguistics Naval learning,
and English Research - metaphor and
Language Global meaning 01/10/2013 30/09/2014 4
Office of Language
Linguistics Naval Research:
and English Research - Challenge and
Language Global Innovation 01/09/2013 05/09/2013 1
Office of fluid
Linguistics Naval intelligence
and English Research - and language
Language Global learning 01/05/2014 20/09/2015 86
Qinetiq Ltd Software Quick
Psychology Farnborough Look 26/05/2014 28/11/2014 3
Computing & & hybrid cloud
Communications Raytheon UK infrastructures 09/12/2014 07/03/2015 17
Computing & RAYTHEON PhD
Communications Raytheon UK Studentships 01/10/2016 30/09/2019 150
Computing & THALES UK Tracking in
Communications Ltd Real Time 22/04/2013 21/10/2016 30
249 44 194 314
2) Please list all external organisations and bodies that are also
participants in the projects/research identified.
We are not aware of any other external organisations or bodies that are
also participants in the projects/research identified
3) Does the university have, or is it working towards, an ethical
research policy that excludes, or could exclude, the companies listed
The University has an ethics policy which does not exclude these funders
and we are not working towards this. However, the policy does allow for
funding from these sources to be considered if it is raised as an ethical
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