Research and Financial Relationships with the Arms Trade

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Poyner

Lancaster University

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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
EPSRC
Industrial CASE
Studentship:
Integrity and
Resilience of
Industrial
Computing & Airbus Group Control System:
Communications Limited Ben Paske 01/10/2013 31/03/2017 22      
EPSRC
Industrial CASE
Studentship:
Ric Derbyshire
: Design of
Future Cyber
Security
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      
Haptic Feedback
BAE Systems on Unconscious
(Operations) Judgements of
Psychology Limited Trustworthiness 01/02/2014 31/01/2015 94      
BAE Systems
(Operations) Digital
Psychology Limited Footprints 18/07/2016 17/07/2018     194  
Geiger mode
single photon
detector
arrays, for
Defence active imaging
Science & through clouds
Technology in the eSWIR
Laboratory and MWIR
Physics (DSTL) spectral ranges 01/11/2016 30/04/2017       56
Defence Cooperative
Science & Localization
Technology and Distributed
Computing & Laboratory Control of UAV
Communications (DSTL) Swarms 03/01/2017 30/06/2017       81
EPSRC CASE
Studentship:
High operating
temperature
Leonardo MW infrared
Physics ltd detectors 01/10/2014 31/03/2018   24    
Language:
antisocial
behaviours,
social
Office of interaction and
Linguistics Naval learning,
and English Research - metaphor and
Language Global meaning 01/10/2013 30/09/2014 4      
Eliciting data
in Second
Office of Language
Linguistics Naval Research:
and English Research - Challenge and
Language Global Innovation 01/09/2013 05/09/2013 1      
Creative
profiling and
effective
training in
special
populations;
Memory,
creativity,
Office of fluid
Linguistics Naval intelligence
and English Research - and language
Language Global learning 01/05/2014 20/09/2015 86      
Commercial
Building Design
Qinetiq Ltd Software Quick
Psychology Farnborough Look 26/05/2014 28/11/2014   3    
Security models
for application
development for
public, private
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
EPSRC
Industrial CASE
Studentship:
Autonomous
Object
Detection and
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
above?

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
issue.

 

 

Regards,

 

The Compliance Team

Lancaster University

 

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