ERIC Number: ED462889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Research Relationships between Higher Education Institutions and the Charitable Sector. Research Report.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This study was conducted to map the range of research-related links between charities and higher education institutions (HEIs) and to make recommendations on how these links could be developed to the mutual advantage of both sectors. The research methods used for the review are described in an associated mapping report, published separately. Charity-funded research is of vital importance to the higher education sector and the national research effort. It is comparable in volume to research funded by the Research Councils, and greater in volume in the medical field. Both HEIs and charities are generally pleased with their relationships in terms of the quality and relevance of the research and their relationship but it appears that HEIs could take a more strategic approach to their whole research enterprise. The principle that charities do not pay indirect costs of project work means that institutions need to understand the financial and infrastructure requirements of the mix of research in their portfolios. The Higher Education Funding Council for England should seek an increase in its research funds to support HEIs, and charities should be invited to pay the full direct costs of all projects. These and related changes would support a sustainable basis for research relationships between charities and HEIs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Donors, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Research, Research Universities, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)