Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
Tobacco industry funding
Regental Resolution 89 (RE-89), approved by The Regents in September 2007, requires that each UC campus establish a process for ensuring that any proposal submitted to a company whose primary business is the manufacture and sale of tobacco products, or any agency that is substantially controlled or acting on behalf of a tobacco company, must first undergo scientific peer review.
RE-89 creates guidelines for the creation of review committees, outlines the way in which the review is to be conducted, and requires that the Committee outline its recommendations in a written report to the Chancellor.
It also requires that a Chancellor provide the researcher, the President, and The Regents with a written determination approving or disapproving the request to submit the proposal.
No proposal for extramural funding may be submitted to a tobacco company without a campus prior review and approval under the provisions set forth in RE-89.
Contact: Michael Kusiak at email@example.com or (510) 987-0659.
Adoption of Policy Requiring Special Review/Approval Procedures Prior to University Submission of Research Proposals to Tobacco Industry Funders
Letter from President Robert Dynes to Chancellors concerning the implementation of RE-89
List of potential research sponsors that are covered by RE-89.