Commissioned and Funded Research
Non-medical research may be commissioned by organisations such as government departments, private companies or charities. The research may be funded by the commissioning organisation, or by a funding agency, or by a combination of these. Alternatively, individual researchers or research teams may apply directly to research funders for support for specific research projects. These may be government funders or charitable funders of research.
This is a complex picture where ethical considerations abound. The resources we have gathered in this part of the Framework are designed to help researchers, commissioners, and funders of non-medical research, whether in the private or the public sector, to operate in an ethical way.