Policy and position statements
Our views and requirements for research practice and funding. Grantholders should read these policies in conjunction with the grant conditions and their award letter.
Our position statement on the use of animals in medical research.
Our policy on external access to information about Wellcome and the activities we fund.
Our policy on complementary and alternative medicine.
Wellcome Trust-funded intellectual property: Exploitation consent and standard revenue/equity-sharing agreement.
Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.
Our position statement on full economic costs in UK universities.
Our position statement on the release and access to genome sequence information.
The environmental practice guidelines we follow.
Our guidelines on good practice for Wellcome-funded researchers.
The criteria that host institutions should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.
Our policy on human remains held by the Science Museum on behalf of Wellcome.
Our policy on intellectual property and patenting, including the role of Innovations at Wellcome.
Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities. Updated in July 2015.
Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
Our policy on research involving human participants
Our policy position on clinical trials – their funding, approvals, design and conduct, and publication of trial data. Updated in November 2013.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research. Updated in March 2014.
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
Our position statement on complying with international sanctions.
Our position on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.
Our policy for managing conflicts of interest where Wellcome-funded researchers are involved in commercial organisations.
Our policy position on the use of stem cells in research. Updated in October 2013.
If you have questions about any of our policies, contact the policy team.