Tobacco funding

HRB Policy on tobacco funding

The HRB supports excellent research that improves people's health, patient care and health service delivery. In view of the overwhelming evidence that both active and passive smoking of tobacco are injurious to health, the HRB is unwilling to fund applications from individuals applying for, holding, or employed under a research grant from the tobacco industry.

This policy has been implemented for all HRB funding calls issued from January 2011.

The full HRB Policy and background paper can be downloaded above.